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Paignton Zoo is bringing back dinosaurs with bird hybrid

31st March 2022 by bwm

Paignton Zoo have successfully created a bird–dinosaur hybrid using fossilised dinosaur cells and genetic material from a female hamerkop. A giant egg was laid by the female on the morning of 1 April, and this has since been checked over by Paignton Zoo’s veterinary team and confirmed to be viable. The hybrid species will have […]

Paignton Zoo’s preparing to unveil new look for Easter

29th March 2022 by bwm

At the start of March Paignton Zoo’s skyline changed significantly with the removal of their former Brookside Aviary located near the zoo’s entrance. Now the netting and support poles have been taken away it has enabled visitors to really appreciate not only the change in the zoo’s physical landscape but also the zoo experience.   […]

Some commonly asked questions

28th March 2022 by bwm

Over the past few months, we’ve started to unveil our plans for how we intend to transform our zoos for the future. We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of support we’ve received for the changes we’ve already introduced but have noticed a number of questions that come up more frequently than others. We’ve provided some […]

Spring botanical gallery

25th March 2022 by bwm

Here are a selection of some of the beautiful plants that are blooming around our site this Spring. Thanks to our wonderful botanical team for sending over these images! Here’s some lovely orchids in bloom…

Wild Planet Trust raises £25,000 for Ukraine

22nd March 2022 by Dani Parsons

Following last weekend’s fundraising efforts, Wild Planet Trust, the charity which operates both Paignton and Newquay Zoo, is incredibly pleased to announce that they have raised around £25,000 in donations to support the Ukrainian Zoo Community. One-hundred percent of profits made over the weekend from their shops and restaurants went directly into this fund, as […]

Newquay Zoo is turning red with its latest addition of a male red panda

21st March 2022 by Newquay Zoo

We have welcomed the addition of a new male red panda here at Newquay Zoo. It has been named Rowan, which means ‘red hair’ in several Celtic languages. Red pandas, which are native to the mountains of Nepal, China and Myanmar, are classed as endangered in the wild, due to deforestation, poaching, hunting for fur, […]

Wild Planet Trust is supporting the Ukrainian Zoo Community

15th March 2022 by bwm

Wild Planet Trust, the charity which operates both Paignton and Newquay Zoo, intends to demonstrate its solidarity with Ukraine by providing opportunities to generate financial support for the Ukrainian Zoo Community. “We stand with the people of Ukraine, with our many colleagues and friends in the country and with the animals in their care,” said […]

Paignton Zoo announces biggest changes in almost 10 years

9th March 2022 by bwm

Paignton Zoo is currently undertaking a number of significant developments which equate to the biggest changes they have experienced in almost 10 years. Some of these changes have been necessary repairs as a result of the damage caused by Storm Eunice, but the rest are all part of wider plans to transform the zoo ahead […]

Meet the Team: International Women’s Day – Veterinary Team

8th March 2022 by Dani Parsons

International Women’s Day is a great reason to introduce you to some of the women that work here at Wild Planet Trust. We have lots of exceptional women on our team, and today we’ll be meeting just two of them – members of our veterinary team Ghislaine Sayers and Sonya Gadhia. Meet Ghislaine I’m the […]

Going ape at Paignton Zoo with Balfour Beatty

4th March 2022 by bwm

Thanks to Balfour Beatty, Paignton Zoo’s great apes have two new climbing structures to enjoy. Volunteers from the Western Rail team offered two days of their time to making a difference at Paignton Zoo, part of Wild Planet Trust, as part of the social value activities promoted by Balfour Beatty. Twenty-seven staff members gave their […]

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