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Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo - 100 Years

Paignton Zoo is a worldwide attraction, famous for its conservation activities and well worth its own promotional page on 100 years old in 2023 and still as much fun as ever.

A perennial favourite of the local community, with many taking seasonal passes to entertain their children, family and friends alike.

Lion at Paignton Zoo

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 coordinate breeding programmes for endangered species. Paignton Zoo collaborates with other zoos worldwide, 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).”

Tiger at Paignton Zoo

Mountain Gorilla at Paignton Zoo

The Paignton Zoo website is well worth a visit to fully understand the extent of its passion, its heritage, and its care for the flora and fauna that it so carefully tends. It is an evolving and charitable business that deserves all the support it can get.


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