Newquay Zoo’s baby tapir Shaun celebrates Giving Tuesday by painting

23rd November 2020 by Newquay Zoo

Tuesday 1st December is ‘Giving Tuesday’.

Paignton Zoo’s gorillas are helping to celebrate Giving Tuesday by painting!

19th November 2020 by Paignton Zoo

Tuesday 1st December 2020 is ‘Giving Tuesday’.

Oriental stork

Stunning storks on show

27th October 2020 by Wild Planet Trust

A very special pair of birds have moved home at Paignton Zoo and can now be spotted by guests. Paignton Zoo is home to the UK’s only pair of oriental white storks (Ciconia boyciana), which are now on-show in the large aviary opposite the entrance to the spider monkey and red panda exhibits. This species […]

Newquay Zoo’s fundraising campaign receives a HUGE boost

27th October 2020 by Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo’s fundraising campaign has been given a huge boost, thanks to the 1st Newquay Beavers…

Paignton and Newquay Zoos to re-open

23rd June 2020 by Pippa Craddock

Wild Planet Trust is delighted to announce that we will re-open its zoos doors to guests shortly. Newquay Zoo will re-open on Monday 29th June and Paignton on Monday 6th July. We have been working hard over the last few weeks to ensure that the zoos are safe places to visit. Things will be a […]

Homes found for Living Coasts’ animals

19th June 2020 by Pippa Craddock

Following the announcement on Monday that Living Coasts in Torquay, Devon will not be re-opening as a visitor attraction following its closure during the current global coronavirus pandemic, Wild Planet Trust is pleased to announce that it has already found homes for its animals. Living Coasts is part of a world-wide network of zoos and […]


15th June 2020 by Pippa Craddock

It is with regret that Wild Planet Trust has to announce that it will not be re-opening Living Coasts as a visitor attraction following its closure during the current global coronavirus pandemic. Falling visitor numbers and the forced closure of all its zoos due to COVID-19 has meant that it has had to look at […]

Paignton Zoo’s fire-breathing dragon

1st April 2020 by Paignton Zoo

A dragon at Paignton Zoo in Devon has been photographed breathing fire.

Torquay penguins inspire novel

18th March 2020 by Living Coasts

Our resident penguins have helped provide research for a new novel…

Charity zoos: business as usual

17th March 2020 by Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo remains open as normal for guests.

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