All posts tagged: Devon

Elusive bearded birds arrive in Devon

Living Coasts has welcomed some new arrivals as four bearded reedlings move from Newquay Zoo in Cornwall to the tranquil estuary habitat of its sister zoo in Devon. This small orange-brown bird with a long tail and yellowy-orange bill is found only in small pockets in the UK, mainly in the south and east. The […]

The Donkey Sanctuary

Set along the historic Jurassic Coast and nestled in the tranquil East Devon countryside, The Donkey Sanctuary is an award-winning visitor attraction home to hundreds of friendly rescue donkeys just waiting to meet you – completely free of charge. Since 1969, the world has been a better place for donkeys, proclaimed Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE, […]

Two venomous lizards hatch at Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo in Devon has successfully bred two protected Mexican beaded lizards – a first for the environmental park – with  zoo photographer Elliye Stobbart on hand to capture the incredible moment one egg hatched. This particular species of beaded lizard – also known as Heloderma horridum – is venomous and found mainly in Mexico and southern […]

Native seahorses return to Torquay

Living Coasts, the all-weather attraction located on Torquay seafront in South Devon, is now home to native seahorses. These beautiful, serene and exotic creatures, also known by the Latin hippocampus – meaning “horse caterpillar” –  live in the seagrass meadows just offshore in the Bay. Seahorses use their long, thin snouts to probe into nooks and […]

Paignton Zoo welcome blue lizards

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon has welcomed four blue tree monitor lizards to its reptile collection. One of only three zoo’s in the UK with the species, Paignton’s blue tree monitors are a first for the charity zoo. With long, slender claws, snaking tail and unnatural colouring, the blue tree monitor is as strange […]

Poison frog world first for Paignton

Staff at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon have successfully bred an endangered Peruvian frog, making them the first zoo in the world to do so. Also known as the Summers’ poison frog, this particular frog was only named in 2008 when it was separated from the red headed poison frog and identified as a […]

Living Coasts seal has eye op

A seal at Living Coasts in Devon has received crucial medical treatment from South Devon veterinary experts. South American fur seal Grace was first given slow-release implants in 2011 to control her immune system, which causes problems with her eyes. These implants were replaced in September 2014 – and now she has had the procedure again. […]

Capture wildlife on film with new course

The Jessops Training Academy has introduced its first ever ‘British Wildlife Experience’, a rewarding course designed to provide wildlife and photography enthusiasts with the opportunity to capture animals in their natural environment. “This new photography experience provides an amazing opportunity to encounter a variety of wild and beautiful creatures that are often too difficult to even catch a […]

Paignton Zoo welcomes fabulous Fabi

A tiger named Fabi has arrived at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park. Eight-year-old male Sumatran tiger Fabi has come to Devon from Chester Zoo. Fabi moved to Chester from Prague Zoo in 2009. He is a proven breeder, having fathered seven cubs with Chester’s resident female, Kirana – who was born at Paignton Zoo in 2006. […]