Zebra Foal

Zebra foal born at Paignton Zoo

A female zebra foal was born at Paignton Zoo on Friday 18th June to parents Taru and Jabili. Nineteen year old mum Taru was also born at Paignton Zoo, and first time dad, 5 year old Jabali arrived at Paignton…

Roadrunner chick fledges at Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo is celebrating a very important, breeding success this Spring with the arrival of a roadrunner chick. When the word ‘roadrunner’ is mentioned, many people of a certain generation will think of the popular Looney Tunes cartoons. However, in…

Building a buzz at Paignton Zoo

On this, World Bee Day, Paignton Zoo is delighted to announce that they are working with local property business agents Bettesworths to support and protect bees. With Bettesworths’ support, we have been able to install four brand new, custom-built bee…

Dancing in the pink

Ever wondered why birds have an extra spring in their step at this time of year Why their song is more amplified or why their moves are more advanced Paignton Zoo part of Wild Planet Trust has undertaken many studies…

Paignton Zoo thrilled to be re-opening

Paignton Zoo is delighted that they will be re-opening their gates to guests on Monday 12th April after being closed for a third time during the coronavirus pandemic since 5th January The zoo will initially open to Annual Pass holders…

Zoo Cassowary lays multi-coloured eggs

The zoos female Southern cassowary named Twiggy laid three large eggs at Paignton Zoo on Monday. Cassowary eggs are normally green so the Bird keepers were astonished to find these different coloured eggs hidden in a shallow nest. Cassowaries love…

Goeldis monkey born at the zoo

A tiny Goeldi’s monkey has been born at Paignton Zoo. The baby for first-time parents, Eva and Rio, arrived on 23rd January 2021. Male Rio arrived at the zoo in July 2017 and was the sole Goeldi’s monkey for some…

Education Team Presenting At Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo is bringing the zoo to you

As the zoo remains closed and unable to welcome school groups to the zoo, we decided to help bring the zoo to school pupils in the form of interactive virtual lessons. A teaser campaign was first launched on Facebook in early January to…

In a while crocodile lizard

Scientists believe that there may be less than 1,000 of these lizards left in the wild in China, with habitat loss, climate change and over collection posing a serious threat to their continued survival. As well as being one of…