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:
“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 Torquay.com, another attraction well worth the money and time.
Please visit their website : Paignton Zoo. You may also consider supporting one of their causes and sponsoring an animal.