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Avian Flu Update

29th November 2021 by Newquay Zoo

Following the announcement that an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been declared across the country, Newquay Zoo has implemented various measures to mitigate the risk of the spread of the disease. We are currently not in a high risk zone, however the number of cases across the UK is expected to grow. In addition to […]

Avian Flu Update

29th November 2021 by bwm

Following the announcement that an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been declared across the country, Paignton Zoo has implemented various measures to mitigate the risk of the spread of the disease. We are currently not in a high risk zone, however the number of cases across the UK is expected to grow. In addition to […]

Paignton Zoo announces birth of Endangered pileated gibbon

23rd November 2021 by bwm

Paignton Zoo are excited to announce the birth of an Endangered pileated gibbon. One of four UK zoos to house the species, the baby was born to mother Shukdi and father Hantu on 26th September. This is not the first offspring for Shukdi and Hantu; the pair also have two sons who also live at […]

Zebra sisters united at Newquay Zoo

22nd November 2021 by Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo has recently welcomed a new Chapman’s zebra to its herd, uniting two sisters in the process. One-year old Layla arrived at Newquay Zoo earlier this autumn and joins three other zebras: Sarah, Ziga and half-sister Luna. Both Layla and Luna, who is three-years-old, originally came from Cotswolds Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire and share […]

Newquay Zoo celebrates a new slender loris arrival

18th November 2021 by Newquay Zoo

This autumn, Newquay Zoo have welcomed a new baby gray slender loris. The baby, who is yet to be named, was born on 22 September to parents Sheldon and Ribke. This is their second baby this year, with another born in February 2021. These small, nocturnal animals spend most of their time living in trees, […]

New developments at our zoos

17th November 2021 by Dani Parsons

The health and welfare of our animals is always our top priority and as part of our commitment to providing the best possible care for the animals that we look after, we are planning some exciting new developments at our zoos. These plans include relocating three African lions from Newquay Zoo to Paignton Zoo in […]

New developments at our zoos

17th November 2021 by Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo is part of Wild Planet Trust, a conservation charity which also operates Paignton Zoo in Devon, as well as nature reserves and field projects around the world. The health and welfare of our animals is always our top priority and as part of our commitment to providing the best possible care for the […]

New developments at our zoos

17th November 2021 by bwm

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 at Paignton Zoo is many times larger than their existing home, and will provide them […]

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COP26: In conclusion

15th November 2021 by Dani Parsons

The gavel has come down, and COP26 has now concluded. The ink has dried on the Glasgow Climate Pact with a final text that moves forwards on some issues but stalls over others. While there have been major announcements over the past two weeks, there are many who would say that there have not been […]

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