With more animals than anyone else in the South West, you're in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo!
Come in and get close to over 2,500 incredible creatures at one of the South West's most exciting visitor attractions.
See them all - giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs and thrilling crocodiles, plus our cheeky meerkats, colourful snakes and amazing monkeys. There are also indoor and outdoor play areas, the Jungle Express train and uniquely, six habitats that mimic the animals' natural environment.
But, you'd better leave a whole day. You'll need it to explore our big wild world!
Our closing times vary throughout the year, depending on the season, so please check before your visit.
Paignton Zoo reserves the right to change the times given here. Please check for closing times whilst at the Zoo.
Please visit our website for current admission prices.
Global Tiger Day is celebrated on Monday 29th July 2019 - a perfect opportunity to join us in helping raise awareness for the largest of all big cats and our beautiful Sumatran tigers here at the zoo.
On the day there will be:
We hope to see you for a roarsome day!
World Lion Day on Saturday 10th August gives our guests the chance to join in some roarsome activites at the Zoo, to help celebrate our pride of Endangered Asiatic lions.
Orang-utans, also known as 'people of the forest', are amongst the world's most endangered apes.
Visit Paignton Zoo on World Orang-utan Day this August to learn more about these incredible primates and how together we can help to ensure a future for this species.
Did you know that a rhino's horn is made from the same substance as your fingernails?
Learn more fun facts and the threats facing this beautiful mammal, as well as paying a visit to our black rhinos, on World Rhino Day on Sunday 22nd September 2019.