Longest serving Trustee retires from Wild Planet Trust

20th July 2021 by Katie White

Sylvia Greinig joined Wild Planet Trust, formerly known as Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, in 1997 and up until her retirement earlier this year was one of the Trust’s longest serving trustees with almost 25 years on the Board. Sylvia was also the first female Board member at the Trust and remained the only female for […]

Connect with Nature – Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

14th May 2021 by Paignton Zoo

Not only are zoos a great day out to connect with your families, friends and loved ones, but they are also beneficial for your health and wellbeing in more ways than one…

Save Our Seagrass

World Seagrass Day: Calls to act now to protect Tor Bay’s threatened vital underwater rainforest

25th February 2021 by Wild Planet Trust

Experts are calling for the local community and boat users to take action to protect Tor Bay’s seagrass and the species, such as long-snouted seahorse, that live within it. On World Seagrass Day (1st March 2021) Wild Planet Trust, a leading South West conservation charity, wants to focus attention on the importance of Tor Bay’s […]

Lockdown 2.0 – A word from our Executive Director

10th November 2020 by Wild Planet Trust

Wild Planet Trust Chief Executive Director Simon Tonge updates us on where the zoo is at and what ‘Lockdown 2.0’ means for the organisation… “Here we go again…”  we all, no doubt, thought as the Prime Minister divulged the world’s worst kept secret to us on the evening of 31st October, and a new English […]

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 […]

A wild world of books

A wild world of books

5th March 2020 by Wild Planet Trust

Thursday 5th March is World Book Day 2020. To mark the occasion, we thought we’d take a look at an amazing but largely-overlooked resource – Wild Planet Trust’s library.

Sorbus seeds

The seed of a great idea

21st February 2020 by Wild Planet Trust

It’s not only animals that need help to survive – we work with a very curious tree. Whitebeam may not be one of our most familiar trees, but it’s both important and fascinating.

Sarah Wyatt, HR Manager

Staff Survey – pride and positivity

17th February 2020 by Wild Planet Trust

Wild Planet Trust carried out its fourth annual staff survey in late 2019 following a one year break in 2018.

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