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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…

January Closure: Week 1 update

As we approach the end of our first closure week, we thought we’d update you on what we’ve been up to. Our teams have been incredibly busy and although our zoos are currently empty of visitors, they certainly haven’t been…

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…