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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…

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…