Socorro dove breeding success

The Bird team at Paignton Zoo have successfully managed to breed a very special species. Paignton Zoo is now home to not just one, but two, Socorro dove fledglings. This is a particularly important progression, as the Socorro dove (Zenaida…

While our zoos are closed

It's been 4 weeks since we closed our zoos due to COVID-19. Executive Director, Simon Tonge tells us what it's like to run a zoo with no visitors. It’s interesting how rapidly it has become a cliché to say that…

Silent Spring

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world... The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world. Zoo people want to change the world, but we now find it changed for us – and not in the way we hoped. All the big…

Meet the keeper: Head Keeper of Mammals, Owen

Get to know our Paignton Zoo team... We caught up with Owen, the Head Keeper of Mammals, to find out a little more about him, what he does here at Paignton Zoo and why he is so passionate about wildlife…