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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…

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…