what is enrichment?

Enrichment is a big part of daily behavioural husbandry as it is important for the enhancing the wellbeing of the animals in our care. It encourages animals to demonstrate natural behaviours as well as providing physical and mental stimulation and further opportunities for exercise.


amazon wish list

Our Enrichment Wish List on Amazon is an easy way to donate to the animals at Paignton Zoo. Our Behavioural Management voluntary workers and keepers have chosen a range of brilliant enrichment items which are available for you to purchase.

Some items include sensory oils for the big cats, boomer balls for our resident primates, feeders for the birds and even seed mixes for tortoises to munch on when the plants grow!

All you need to do is click here, browse through the items and add something to your basket before you head to checkout just like your normal shopping.

Please select the postal address that states 'Paignton Zoo Animal Enrichment' to ensure that the donation goes to the right place! Our friends at Amazon will then deliver that item straight to us. You can also view the Wish Lists for our sister zoos, Living Coasts and Newquay Zoo, as well.


View our full Amazon Wish List here.

We are currently in major need of new nuts, bolts, washers and carabiners to fix together durable hosepipe enrichment for our great apes. These items can be found on our Wish List.

We would love to thank our donors for their generosity, so please leave a personalised gift message with your name when given the chance to add gift options. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, we would like to thank you in advance for your kind donation.

Remember to keep an eye out on our official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for enrichment updates and pictures of some of the items donated in use.