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Meet the volunteer: Kim

To celebrate Volunteers' Week, we're delighted to share a blog written by one of our volunteers, Kim, about how she came to volunteer here at Paignton Zoo. I've been volunteering at the Zoo now for 4.5 years, and for those…

A day at the zoo in ‘52

With the eyes of the nation on Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we take a 70-year step backwards in time to take a look at what a day at Paignton Zoo would have looked like in 1952… Paignton Zoo…

Animals on the move

https://youtu.be/dbOCzeteRH4 Over the coming weeks, visitors to Paignton Zoo will see a number of animal moves and building works that herald yet another step forward with our plans to transform our site. The first of these moves happened earlier this…

Meet the keeper: Sian Foster

We caught up with Sian, an Apprentice Keeper here at Paignton Zoo, to find out a little more about her and what her day-to-day role entails. So Sian, what did you want to be when you were little? I’ve wanted…

Some commonly asked questions

Over the past few months, we’ve started to unveil our plans for how we intend to transform our zoos for the future. We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of support we’ve received for the changes we’ve already introduced but have…

Spring botanical gallery

Here are a selection of some of the beautiful plants that are blooming around our site this Spring. Thanks to our wonderful botanical team for sending over these images! Sweet Box (Sarcococca confusa) Crown Imperial (Fritallaria imperialis) Wooly Kohleria (Kohleria…

January Closure: Week 2 update

As our 2 week closure comes to an end, many of you may have heard about a particularly noteworthy development – the departure of the Jungle Express railway. Further detail on this momentous event can be found elsewhere on our…