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A day at the zoo in ‘52

2nd June 2022 by Paignton Zoo

With the eyes of the nation on Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we take a 70-year step backwards in time to take a look at what a day at Paignton Zoo would have looked like in 1952… Paignton Zoo celebrates its centenary next year, so in 1952 it had already been open for an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Giving new keepers a kick-start

25th January 2022 by Varshana Trudgian

Our zoos – Paignton and Newquay – are providing 13 young people with an amazing opportunity to kick-start their careers in zookeeping. As part of the Government’s Kickstart Scheme, Paignton Zoo has taken on nine assistants and Newquay Zoo has taken on four, giving them a full introduction into the world of animal management. The […]

Endangered white-clawed crayfish released in Devon

20th October 2021 by Kat Sobey

A dozen large, breeding-age white-clawed crayfish have just been released into a privately owned ‘ark’ site in the Blackdown Hills. Wild Planet Trust have been working closely with Bristol Zoological Society, Nicky Green Associates, The Environment Agency and Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to organise the release of this Endangered species, with the […]

New mooring buoys to save seagrass beds

16th October 2021 by Kat Sobey

Three brand new boat moorings designed to protect Tor Bay’s seagrass meadows have been installed at Fishcombe Cove. These are the first of their kind in Tor Bay. Wild Planet Trust has installed the mooring buoys as part of the #SaveOurSeagrass campaign established in 2018. The campaign has been supported by Totnes-based underwater measuring instrument […]

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