Paignton Zoo

Tiger at Paignton Zoo

Although there is another section with Paignton Zoo in it, the Zoo itself is a world-wide attraction and well worth its own promotional page.

This is an extract from their website:

“With over 2,500 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo.

Located in Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal.

Get up close to some of the animal wonders of the world across our specially designed habitats – from the savannah to the wetlands and the tropical forest. Run wild in our play areas or hop aboard our unique Jungle Express train to get even closer to the action.

Paignton Zoo is also a registered charity and part of a worldwide network of zoos which cares for and breeds rare species thanks to guests who help to fund the conservation work.

Paignton Zoo is part of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust and it is our mission to conserve biodiversity by protecting threatened animals, plants and their environments, locally and internationally.

Both Paignton Zoo and the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust are conservation, research and education charities and we support many conservation projects around the world.

We are part of a worldwide network of zoos called the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and work together to do more for conservation and help co-ordinate breeding programmes for endangered species.  As part of this, Paignton Zoo collaborates with other zoos across the world, exchanging animals to prevent inbreeding and ensure that healthy genetic diversity is maintained.

We also belong to UK and European organisations which include: the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).”

Paignton Zoo are also responsible for Living Coasts, also listed on, another attraction well worth the money and time.

Mountain Gorilla


  • Inspiration and empowerment of the public to join our conservation culture and actively participate in conservation of the natural world.
  • Local Conservation. Practical conservation of local habitats and species.
  • Global conservation. Providing leadership, training, expertise, technical support and crucial funds to our overseas conservation partners.
  • Campaigning and advocating for wildlife and the natural world with key organisations and decision makers.

Please visit their website : Paignton Zoo.  You may also consider supporting one of their causes and sponsoring an animal.

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