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…

What-what is a ne-ne

Two ne-ne have hatched at Paignton Zoo in Devon. But what-what is a ne-ne? It’s a species of goose - one of the rarest in the world. Found on the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaiian goose or ne-ne is named after…