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New developments at our zoos

In the Spring of 2022 Paignton Zoo will be home to 3 new African lions which will be arriving from Newquay Zoo.  This move is driven by a desire to provide the very best conditions for our animals. The enclosure…

Two Endangered red pandas born at Paignton Zoo

Two female red panda cubs were born at Paignton Zoo on 16th June to first-time mum, Ember. The cute new additions, who have been named Riya and Esha, have spent the first few months of their lives tucked away in…

Impressive nest-building birds at Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo have just welcomed a female hamerkop, a bird originating in sub-Saharan Africa that is known for its huge nests – the biggest nests of any African bird. Already home to a male of the species, the introduction of…

Have you ever seen a dik-dik?

Many animals can honk or roar, but only a dik-dik can dik-dik. Three of these tiny antelopes, which get their name from the noise they make when startled, have recently arrived at Paignton Zoo and can be seen in their…

Paignton Zoo welcomes Endangered frogs

At the start of July, Paignton Zoo became one of only a few collections in the UK to house Lake Titicaca water frogs. The frogs were kindly donated by Slimbridge Wetland Centre. The Endangered aquatic frogs are from a large,…

Double win for the LVI team at Paignton Zoo

The Lower Vertebrate and Invertebrate team at Paignton Zoo have been awarded not just one, but two, prestigious SILVER awards at this year’s BIAZA Awards. The first of these was for the first successful zoo breeding of the critically Endangered…

Zebra foal born at Paignton Zoo

A female zebra foal was born at Paignton Zoo on Friday 18th June to parents Taru and Jabili. Nineteen year old mum Taru was also born at Paignton Zoo, and first time dad, 5 year old Jabali arrived at Paignton…

Roadrunner chick fledges at Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo is celebrating a very important, breeding success this Spring with the arrival of a roadrunner chick. When the word ‘roadrunner’ is mentioned, many people of a certain generation will think of the popular Looney Tunes cartoons. However, in…

Building a buzz at Paignton Zoo

On this, World Bee Day, Paignton Zoo is delighted to announce that they are working with local property business agents Bettesworths to support and protect bees. With Bettesworths’ support, we have been able to install four brand new, custom-built bee…