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Meet the keeper: Sian Foster

28th April 2022 by bwm

We caught up with Sian, an Apprentice Keeper here at Paignton Zoo, to find out a little more about her and what her day-to-day role entails. So Sian, what did you want to be when you were little? I’ve wanted to work with animals for as long as I can remember – since around the […]

Newquay Zoo launches project to make Newquay the first Sustainable Palm Oil Town

22nd April 2022 by Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo has announced that they are working in collaboration with local organisations and businesses to try to make Newquay the first Sustainable Palm Oil Town. The Sustainable Palm Oil Communities initiative was developed by Chester Zoo, and in 2019 they celebrated Chester becoming the world’s first Sustainable Palm Oil City. The campaign advocates for […]

Paignton Zoo finds a new food source

13th April 2022 by Paignton Zoo

A unique collaboration has been formed between National Trust and Paignton Zoo which is helping to feed zoo animals. “We’re delighted to be working with National Trust. This is a project that’s been in the pipeline for some time so it’s great to have established this and it’s already proving to be mutually beneficial,” said […]

Oldest silverback gorilla in the UK turns 40

13th April 2022 by bwm

Western lowland gorilla Pertinax, who lives at Paignton Zoo, is celebrating his 40th birthday on 13 April 2022, making him the oldest male gorilla in the UK. Pertinax, lovingly known as ‘Pert’, arrived to Paignton Zoo 25 years ago in April 1997 at just 15 years old. Along with friend Claus, Pertinax made the trip […]

Meet the keeper: Stuart Parr, Senior Keeper of Mammals

13th April 2022 by bwm

Get to know our Paignton Zoo team… We caught up with Stuart, the Senior Keeper of Mammals, to find out a little more about him and what he does here at Paignton Zoo. So Stuart, what did you want to be when you were little? I’ve always wanted to be a zookeeper. It was never […]

Rare fishing cat Freya gets a new mate

11th April 2022 by Newquay Zoo

The staff at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall are hoping that romance is on the cards, as a new male fishing cat (pictured) goes on display. The male, called Ozil, will join Newquay’s existing fishing cat Freya and it is hoped that this rare pair will go on to produce kittens. Fishing cats are medium-sized wild […]

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