What's on today at the Zoo
Paignton Zoo is currently closed until further notice. This is in line with the national Covid-19 lockdown measures for England.
We hope to see you when we can safely re-open!
WE'RE CLOSED FOR NOW...
Paignton Zoo is currently closed from 5th January 2021 until further notice. This closure is part of the Government’s national lockdown measures to control the spread of coronavirus. Please see below for the answers to any questions you may have.
The vast majority of our 80 acre zoo is outdoors so there's plenty of animals to see including...
Giraffes and other hoofstock species
The zoo is home to six female Northern giraffes - Sangha, Janica, Otilie, Joanna, Eliska and Florrie - which can be viewed outside.
Our zebras, tapirs and takin are also on-show.
Look out for our new Sumatran tigers, sisters Padme and Carrie, our Asiatic lion Yali, and also our cheetah pair, Kitwana and Jahzara
The iconic Baboon Rock is not to be missed during a zoo trip, and is home to our large troop of cheeky baboons.
Everyone loves lemurs! After you've ventured over the wobbly bridge, take some time to watch our playful ring-tailed lemurs. The outsoor exhibit also has red-fronted and red-ruffed lemurs too.
You discover more about lots of different primates in Monkey Heights, including some endangered species - Sulawesi crested macaques, pied tamarins, diana monkeys, cherry-crowned mangabeys and more!
Red pandas and spider monkeys
Look out for our trio of spider monkeys and pair of red pandas towards to Parrot Flights end of the zoo. The red pandas in particular are usually more active during the colder season.
Spend time watching our beautiful black rhinos, Sita and Manyara. The rhinos are usually outside in the mornings!
The meerkats may be based in the Ranch, but guests can also get up close to different farmyard animals. Our pygmy goats love gettingattention!
Food and Drink
Our Island Restaraunt and other outlets are open for takewaway food and drink. Click here for more information.
Unfortunately in line with Tier 3 guidelines, we cannot offer any indoor seating.
The Living World gift shop is open so you can buy a souvenir of your visit.
Full information about which exhibits are open/closed to guests and any animal off-shows can be found on our Zoo Updates page.
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