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Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo, Totnes Road, Paignton, United Kingdom

01803 697500

www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

The eccentric millionaire Herbert Whitley founded Paignton Zoo in Devon in 1923 and today it is one of the UK’s leading zoos, an important conservation charity and a great family day out.

Thousands of animals are housed in a range of different global habitats, from desert to rainforest, all set in an 80-acre park. Highlights include lions, tigers, rhinos, gorillas and orang-utans, with areas such as Monkey Heights and Crocodile Swamp, as well the opportunity to indulge in Fairtrade shopping. In fact, you’re never far away from restaurants, shops, toilets, play areas and snack bars.

Paignton Zoo offers a great range of animal, plant and habitat adoptions, animal feeding experiences and behind the scenes experiences. You can be a Keeper for a Day, Vet for a Day or Zoo Gardener for a Day.

The zoo is owned by the charity, the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, which also runs Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall and supports conservation work in the UK, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya, Indonesia and Vietnam. It is also part of many different breeding programmes for endangered species.

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo, Totnes Road, Paignton, United Kingdom

The eccentric millionaire Herbert Whitley founded Paignton Zoo in Devon in 1923 and today it is one of the UK’s leading zoos, an important conservation charity and a great family day out. Thousands of animals are housed in a range of different global habitats, from desert to rainforest, all set in an 80-acre park.

Wildlife you might see at Paignton Zoo

African Elephant

The elephant native to Africa, which is larger than the Indian elephant and has larger ears and a two-lipped trunk.…

Asiatic Lion

Their habitat once ranged from the Mediterranean to north-west Indian subcontinent. Today they're found only in the Gir Forest of…

Black Rhino

A two-horned rhinoceros with a prehensile upper lip, native to eastern and central Africa. Referred to as black, its colours…

Boa Constrictor

Large, heavy-bodied snake, which flourishes in a wide variety of environmental conditions, from tropical rainforests to arid semi-desert country. Its…

Chilean Flamingo

Can be differentiated from other species of flamingo by its greyish legs with pink joints, and also by the larger…

Emu

The second-largest extant bird in the world by height, after its relative, the ostrich. Common over most of mainland Australia,…

Saltwater Crocodile

The largest of all living reptiles, with males reaching sizes of up to 6.7m long. It can live in saltwater…

Sumatran Tiger

A rare tiger subspecies inhabiting the island of Sumatra, classed as critically endangered with an estimated 441 to 679 left.…

Western Lowland Gorilla

One of two subspecies of the western gorilla, it is the smallest and can be found in Central Africa, in…

Family and group offers at Paignton Zoo

Families

Family tickets are available.

Groups

Groups welcome all year round with discounted entry prices.
Free coach parking (please book in advance).
Tailor made and specialist visits including garden tours.
Coach drop-off point.
Free entry and meal for the driver.
Familiarisation visits available.

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