The girl with the frog tattoos

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:37am

Zoo keepers are dedicated, passionate – even obsessed. They are devoted to the animals with which they work...

Ruff play at Living Coasts

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Sun, 04/01/2018 - 10:13am

Unassuming in the winter, male ruffs transform in the Spring with eye-catching plumage - and it's all for the benefit of the females...

Keepers at Torquay’s coastal zoo are preparing the ground for some fierce competition. They are cutting the grass and clearing undergrowth so that one species of bird can indulge in its extraordinary mating ritual.

The ruff (Calidris pugnax) is an unassuming medium-sized wading bird that breeds in marshes and wet meadows across northern Europe. Females are grey-brown and white with grey mottling, and so are males – most of the time.

Trunk call!

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:05pm

A local business is boosting the cause of conservation by doing what it does best – selling great beer. Bays Brewery has launched a special beer – Trunk Ale - on behalf of wildlife charity Paignton Zoo Environmental Park.

Trunk Ale has been brewed using traditional methods but with exciting new hops, resulting in a well-balanced deep amber ale of 4.5%.

Paignton Zoo supports environmental education in the forests of south-western Nigeria, where the elusive forest elephant still survives. The Zoo has been funding work in the Omo Forest since 2008.

Plastic art with a conservation heart at Living Coasts

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Thu, 03/22/2018 - 6:07am

Conservationists in Torquay have turned marine waste into thought-provoking art.

Volunteer with the East Devon Conservation Volunteers

Event Date: 
19/04/2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Honiton Bottom Local Nature Reserve, Battishorne Way, Honiton, EX14 2EP

Help with a practical task at an East Devon Nature Reserve

Join the East Devon Conservation Volunteers for a practical task looking after the orchard trees. Help with mulching and weeding around the fruit trees.

Please book to ensure there are enough snacks for 11am break!

No experience in required, just enthusiasm. Everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace.

No booking required, free.

Trust celebrates Yaki Day

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:19am

The charity that runs Paignton Zoo is marking the special day of a special species.

Blue is (still) the colour…

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Wed, 03/07/2018 - 1:17pm

Paignton Zoo was founded by an eccentric millionaire who was obsessed with the colour blue - so he'd be delighted with this latest success.

New Year, new challenge at Living Coasts

Authored by Paigntonzoo
Posted: Wed, 01/17/2018 - 1:59pm

Volunteer with Living Coasts in Torquay - it's good for you and good for conservation, too!

Great Trees in the Clyst Valley: New project puts down roots!

Authored by Exeter and East Devon Growth Point
Posted: Sun, 08/06/2017 - 11:24am

An exciting new outdoor programme designed to encourage local people to explore, record and restore the heritage landscape of trees in fields, hedges, parks and orchards across East Devon’s Clyst Valley is now underway following the appointment of a project officer.

Get building for bees competition launched

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:08pm

Devon Local Nature Partnership has launched its ‘Build for Bees’ competition to inspire the public to provide habitats for pollinators.

It was launched at the Devon Outdoor Learning and Sustainability Conference at Buckfast Abbey as part of the ‘Get Devon Buzzing’ campaign.

Prizes include an exclusive tour of Goren Farm near Honiton, memberships to the Devon Wildlife Trust, Buglife and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and wildflower seed packs.