Tropical Trails & Tribulations

It’s been 35 days since Paignton Zoo has been able to welcome guests after re-opening following the end of UK’s third national lockdown, and both the humans and animals of the zoo are excited to see you again. As this phased…

New newts from Newquay!

The team at Paignton Zoo are looking to forward to hopefully being able to re-open indoor animal houses and exhibits from 17th May, in line with the Government Covid roadmap plans.A lot of work has been going on in our…

Palm oil: What do your Easter eggs contain?

Easter is almost upon us - queue many people of ALL ages tucking into one, two or maybe more chocolate Easter eggs across the weekend. But first things first, how sustainable are your choices? I’m sure many of you will…

The Impact of Lockdown on Our Zoos

The full extent of these lockdowns will probably not be known for many months, or even years, to come.  With that said, at the time of writing, we are in our third national lockdown and we’re going to look at…

The Problem of Plastic Pollution

Once humanity learnt how to turn brown sticky goo into plastic, this cheap, sterile, convenient and revolutionary new invention changed our lives. This wonder of technology though, got a little out of hand. It's needless to say that plastic has…

Stunning oriental white storks go on-show

Paignton Zoo is home to the UK’s only pair of oriental white storks (Ciconia boyciana), which are now on-show in the large aviary opposite the entrance to the spider monkey and red panda exhibits. This species is today only endemic to…

Find out all about our gorillas!

To celebrate and raise awareness of World Gorilla Day on Thursday 24th September, we have put together a short blog so that you can learn more about our incredible Western lowland gorillas here at the zoo. Part of the great…

Swamp wallabies bouncing in to their new home…

After arriving on Friday 4th September, Paignton Zoo is now home to a new species - swamp wallabies. The only living species of the Wallabia genus and closely resembling kangaroos, this small marsupial has dark brown fur, with lighter rusty markings on…