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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…

New tigers due to arrive at Paignton Zoo

Following the sad deaths of zoo favourites, Sumatran tigers Shakira and Fabi, and Lucu’s move to Edinburgh Zoo, Paignton Zoo is delighted to announce the imminent arrival of two new female tigers from Ree Park Safari in Denmark. Sisters Padme…

Endangered macaque born at Paignton Zoo

A Sulawesi crested black macaque was born at Paignton Zoo on 19th November, while the zoo was closed as a result of the second national lockdown, to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The macaque has been sexed as male…

Paignton Zoos fire-breathing dragon

It’s believed to be the first time a Komodo dragon has been pictured breathing fire in a zoo. Frustratingly, it comes at a time when the zoo is closed to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The photo was…

Trust closes zoos during pandemic

Wild Planet Trust, the charity that runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, has decided to close its zoos to the public because of the COVID-19 virus. Executive Director Simon Tonge said: “Our Senior Management…