Taking place on 1st December 2020, Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to charities, like Paignton Zoo. It is a day of generosity and giving back, to balance the heady mass consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and support good causes.

The Giving Tuesday global campaign has been running in the UK since 2014, and now officially runs in over 70 countries worldwide. This year has been extremely difficult for us all, but giving to charities in need can make us feel good! In the run up to 1st December, we will be launching a dedicated Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign, where we hope to reach a set target.

As a conservation and education charity, funds raised as part of this campaign will go directly towards the care of our animals and vital wildlife conservation projects. Please, please donate what you can and help us spread the word using the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media channels.

We have lots of activities planned to celebrate the day and raise much needed funds for the zoo. Our fundraising target is £20,000 as this is how much it costs to run the zoo for a day.

 

facebook q&A

We’ll be running a Facebook Q&A session with one of our animal care team on the day (Tuesday 1st December) - more details coming soon!

 

animal 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. Keep an eye on Tuesday 1st December to see some animal enrichment in action - more details coming soon!

 

tiger painting auction

Torbay artist, Rishi Ludgate, has kindly donated one of her stunning, original paintings of a tiger. We’ll be auctioning this on eBay from 30th November 2020. Place your bid here when the eBay auction goes live later this month.

 

Win an original piece of artwork by our gorillas! 

Our Western lowland gorillas have been keeping themselves occupied during lockdown, by painting! 
To be in with the chance to win this fantastic original piece of artwork, simply purchase tickets at £2 per entry here until 15th December, and you’ll be entered into the draw! All entries must be purchased through this specific campaign.

The lucky winner will be announced during the afternoon of 16th December 2020.

Donate to enter the draw here!

 

make a donation

You can make a donation to the zoo in various ways:

  • Online: through our dedicated Giving Tuesday campaign here.
  • By text: To donate £10, simply text PZOOGIVING to 70085. This costs £10 plus a standard rate message.
  • Amazon Smile: Nominate the zoos as your chosen charity to receive a donation each time you shop on Amazon, at no extra cost to you. Simply click here and then shop as normal.
    Both Paignton Zoo and Newquay Zoo are listed on Amazon under 'South West Environmental Parks', which is the name of our parent charity.

 

You can also support the zoo in other ways during this Giving Tuesday campaign:

  • Purchase an Zoo Annual Pass
    With an Annual Pass, you can enjoy unlimited entry to the zoo for 12 months, making it great value for money.
  • Buy an animal adoption pack
    Animal adoptions make a great festive gift for someone special and you'll be supporting the zoo at the same time. Prices start from £35 for 12 months.
  • Treat an animal with our Amazon Wishlist
    The Wishlist is filled with different enrichment devices and needed items for our animals and keepers. Simply purchase an item and our friends at Amazon will deliver it straight to us.

Thank you so much for your support and for getting involved with our Giving Tuesday 2020 campaign!

Giving Tuesday [Paignton Zoo]

Taking place on 1st December 2020, Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to charities, like Paignton Zoo. It is a day of generosity and giving back, to balance the heady mass consumerism of Black Friday a...