Have you visited Primley yet? If not you’re missing out and Dave is here to tell you why…

28th June 2022 by Kat Sobey

Who is Dave? Dave is responsible for looking after some of the various conservation sites that are owned and managed by Wild Planet Trust including Clennon Gorge and Primley which are two nature reserves located right here in Paignton. What is Primley? Primley is a nature reserve that has been open to the public since […]

Meet the volunteer: Kim

7th June 2022 by Paignton Zoo

To celebrate Volunteers’ Week, we’re delighted to share a blog written by one of our volunteers, Kim, about how she came to volunteer here at Paignton Zoo. I’ve been volunteering at the Zoo now for 4.5 years, and for those that see me walking around but are not quite sure what I do, I wanted […]

Animals on the move

26th May 2022 by bwm

Over the coming weeks, visitors to Paignton Zoo will see a number of animal moves and building works that herald yet another step forward with our plans to transform our site. The first of these moves happened earlier this week, and saw our emu move down from his current home next to the kangaroos to […]

Meet the team: Catherine and Jay, Gardens department

13th May 2022 by bwm

We met with Catherine and Jay, two members of our gardens team, to have a chat about what they do here at Paignton Zoo. Catherine is the Deputy Curator of Botanics here, and Jay is a Senior Estate Operative. If you’d like to hear the full conversation, listen to our podcast: So you want to […]

We’re taking part in No Mow May®… and you can too!

11th May 2022 by bwm

Do you want to encourage more pollinators in your garden? Here at Paignton Zoo, we’re doing just that… by putting down our mowers and taking part in Plantlife’s No Mow May®. We’ve dedicated one of the lawns on our site to be a no-mow zone, so we’re leaving it to grow wild to allow plants […]

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 […]

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 […]

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…

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 […]

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