The Zoo was founded in 1923 by Herbert Whitley, and when he died in 1955 the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust was set up in his name. Paignton Zoo is owned by the Trust and it also owns Living Coasts in Torquay, Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, Primley Park and Clennon Gorge in Paignton, and Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve.
Brilliant, loved every minute of it. Free activities throughout the day, must see the parrot show
We've been to Paignton zoo several times and love it each time, especially the gorillas.
Very good clean zoo, lots of animals, fun filled packed day!