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Save Our Seagrass

World Seagrass Day: Calls to act now to protect Tor Bay’s threatened vital underwater rainforest

25th February 2021 by Wild Planet Trust

Experts are calling for the local community and boat users to take action to protect Tor Bay’s seagrass and the species, such as long-snouted seahorse, that live within it. On World Seagrass Day (1st March 2021) Wild Planet Trust, a leading South West conservation charity, wants to focus attention on the importance of Tor Bay’s […]

Bidding a firm farewell to the cold snap

19th February 2021 by Newquay Zoo

The recent cold snap has caused a lot of disruption across the UK. But the hard work doesn’t stop for our keepers…

Goeldis monkey born at the zoo

11th February 2021 by bwm

A tiny Goeldi’s monkey has been born at Paignton Zoo. The baby for first-time parents, Eva and Rio, arrived on 23rd January 2021. Male Rio arrived at the zoo in July 2017 and was the sole Goeldi’s monkey for some time, until female Eva joined him in January 2020 from Walter Zoo in Switzerland in […]

The Impact of Lockdown on Our Zoos

9th February 2021 by bwm

The full extent of these lockdowns will probably not be known for many months, or even years, to come.  With that said, at the time of writing, we are in our third national lockdown and we’re going to look at the impact that the lockdowns have had on our zoos so far. Paignton Zoo and […]

Paignton Zoo is bringing the zoo to you

8th February 2021 by bwm

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 notify followers of the upcoming lesson and were amazed that this was seen by nearly […]

Paignton Zoo is bringing the zoo to you

8th February 2021 by bwm

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 notify followers of the upcoming lesson and were amazed that this was seen by nearly […]

In a while crocodile lizard

1st February 2021 by bwm

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 Paignton Zoo’s most unique-looking reptile residents, they are also one of the most unusual in […]