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Paignton Zoo takes part in Queen’s Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree-planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee later this year. The initiative encourages both people and organisations across the United Kingdom to plant a tree for the Jubilee and Paignton…

Paignton Zoo keeping nature safe

More than 40,000 species are currently at risk of extinction. Through a unified mission to save those species most at risk a new partnership has been formed between Paignton Zoo and Nature’s SAFE. Nature’s SAFE is one of Europe’s first…

Tree works on site

We are having some work done on the trees in Brookside next week, specifically the ash trees that are deteriorating due to ash dieback. The condition of these trees has been under close inspection for many years now, and with…

The Jungle Express is now departing…

Final call for Paignton Zoo's Jungle Express Paignton Zoo's miniature railway, the Jungle Express, has departed for the final time. Visitors in the last year will have noticed that the train has not been running, and we have decided that…

Two-week January closure

Paignton Zoo will be closed to visitors on the 6th and 7th January 2022 and again from Monday 10th until Friday 21st January 2022. We have a number of essential maintenance projects that need attention at both of our zoos,…

Second zebra foal for Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo are excited to announce that a female zebra foal was born on Thursday 18th November, making this the second foal born this year at the zoo. Eight-year-old mum Leila and 5-year-old dad Jabali both arrived at Paignton Zoo…

Paignton Zoo’s sustainable stars

In support of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) which Glasgow hosted last month, Paignton Zoo launched a campaign for its staff to become ‘Sustainable Stars.’ The campaign encouraged all of their staff, teams, departments and volunteers…

Avian Flu Update

Following the announcement that an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been declared across the country, Paignton Zoo has implemented various measures to mitigate the risk of the spread of the disease. We are currently not in a high risk zone,…