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Paignton Zoo finds a new food source

A unique collaboration has been formed between National Trust and Paignton Zoo which is helping to feed zoo animals. “We’re delighted to be working with National Trust. This is a project that’s been in the pipeline for some time so…

Oldest silverback gorilla in the UK turns 40

© Miriam Haas Western lowland gorilla Pertinax, who lives at Paignton Zoo, is celebrating his 40th birthday on 13 April 2022, making him the oldest male gorilla in the UK. Pertinax, lovingly known as ‘Pert’, arrived to Paignton Zoo 25…

Paignton Zoo’s preparing to unveil new look for Easter

At the start of March Paignton Zoo’s skyline changed significantly with the removal of their former Brookside Aviary located near the zoo’s entrance. Now the netting and support poles have been taken away it has enabled visitors to really appreciate…

Wild Planet Trust raises £25,000 for Ukraine

Following last weekend’s fundraising efforts, Wild Planet Trust, the charity which operates both Paignton and Newquay Zoo, is incredibly pleased to announce that they have raised around £25,000 in donations to support the Ukrainian Zoo Community. One-hundred percent of profits…

Wild Planet Trust is supporting the Ukrainian Zoo Community

Wild Planet Trust, the charity which operates both Paignton and Newquay Zoo, intends to demonstrate its solidarity with Ukraine by providing opportunities to generate financial support for the Ukrainian Zoo Community. “We stand with the people of Ukraine, with our…

Going ape at Paignton Zoo with Balfour Beatty

Thanks to Balfour Beatty, Paignton Zoo’s great apes have two new climbing structures to enjoy. Volunteers from the Western Rail team offered two days of their time to making a difference at Paignton Zoo, part of Wild Planet Trust, as…

Paignton Zoo battered by storms

Paignton Zoo is still picking up the pieces from Storm Eunice which caused significant damage to a number of their trees and buildings and forced them to temporarily close. This closure has been made all the more painful as it…