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Paignton Zoo battered by storms

21st February 2022 by bwm

Paignton Zoo is still picking up the pieces from Storm Eunice which caused significant damage to a number of their trees and buildings and forced them to temporarily close. This closure has been made all the more painful as it coincides with the first few days of school half term, a time when the charity […]

Paignton Zoo takes part in Queen’s Green Canopy

16th February 2022 by bwm

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree-planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee later this year. The initiative encourages both people and organisations across the United Kingdom to plant a tree for the Jubilee and Paignton Zoo are delighted to be involved.  The Devon-based zoo planted 29 trees on the 10th […]

Meet the Team: Women in Science Edition – Dr Kirsten Pullen

11th February 2022 by Dani Parsons

Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day founded by the United Nations to help achieve full and equal access and participation in science for women and girls. To celebrate today, we’ve sat down with our Chief Science Officer, Dr Kirsten Pullen, to have a conversation about her career so far […]

Meet the Team: Women in Science Edition – Jemima Frame

10th February 2022 by Dani Parsons

This week, we’re celebrating women in science ahead of International Day of Girls and Women in Science on Friday 11 February. Today’s woman in science is zoo-based research student, Jemima Frame. What is your role at Wild Planet Trust? I am a zoo-based research placement student. Typically my day consists of animal behavioural observations (normally […]

Paignton Zoo keeping nature safe

10th February 2022 by bwm

More than 40,000 species are currently at risk of extinction. Through a unified mission to save those species most at risk a new partnership has been formed between Paignton Zoo and Nature’s SAFE. Nature’s SAFE is one of Europe’s first Living Biobanks dedicated to preserving endangered animals. From its dedicated lab in Shropshire, registered charity […]

Meet the Team: Women in Science Edition – Rossy Lyne-Hall

9th February 2022 by Dani Parsons

This week, we’re celebrating women in science ahead of International Day of Girls and Women in Science on Friday 11 February. The next episode of our podcast, ‘So you want to work in a zoo?’, comes out on Friday. This will star our Chief Science Officer, Dr Kirsten Pullen, one of the many women in […]

Meet the Team: Women in Science Edition – Dr Kathy Baker

8th February 2022 by Dani Parsons

This week, we’re celebrating women in science ahead of International Day of Girls and Women in Science on Friday, 11 February. Today’s woman in science is Research Coordinator, Dr Kathy Baker. What is your role at Wild Planet Trust? I am the Research Coordinator, based at Newquay Zoo. My main role includes teaching on degree courses […]

Meet the Team: Women in Science Edition – Dr Holly Farmer

7th February 2022 by Dani Parsons

This week, we’re celebrating women in science ahead of International Day of Girls and Women in Science on Friday 11 February. International Day of Women and Girls in Science is a day created by the United Nations to help achieve full and equal access and participation in science for women and girls. We have lots […]

Bird on the brink: Extremely rare chick hatched at Paignton Zoo

2nd February 2022 by bwm

Paignton Zoo’s Bird Department are pleased to announce the recent hatching of a very special baby bird. The new arrival, a Mitchell’s lorikeet, was first discovered by keepers on Boxing Day and the team have been monitoring its progress carefully ever since. Mitchell’s lorikeets are one of the rarest species that Paignton Zoo look after, […]

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