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“Lovely zoo!”

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a conservation and education charity located in South Devon. With around two thousand animals, we have more species than anyone else in the South West. These include: crocodiles, snakes, lions, tigers, giraffes, elephant, rhinos, lemurs, meerkats, orang utans...The list is endless! We also have indoor play areas, the Jungle Express train and a lakeside restaurant. If you wish, we also offer special feeding experiences with certain animals, e.g. meerkats, giraffes, giant tortoises, etc. Paignton Zoo is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Visited a lot of zoo's through the years but this is one of the best. Lots of animals, nice lookoutpoints. But be carefull for seagulls because they stole our 1,5 year old daughter her biscuit! ;-)

Thank Ivan0867
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

On a cold wet December day I took the bus from Torquay to Paignton Zoo. The Zoo was very easy to find as it shares its entrance with Morrison's. The Zoo has a large selection of animals and there is a lot of walking involved to get around the Zoo. It was very emotional to see a beautiful painting of the 3 giraffes tragically killed in the fire and it was heartwarming to know they are still remembered. The zoo was fairly quiet which was nice as I could spend as much time as I wanted with my favourite animals and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Thank Liz A
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

This zoo is one of the best I have visited. The animals look well cared for. There is plenty of room for them There is a tropical house which is always heated. There are a fine selection of popular animals inc .lions, tigers, elephants, gorillas, lemurs, and lots to see. The restaurant is good too and they hold major functions there, esp at Christmas..

Thank 6Colin
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Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Wow what can you say about this zoo . its brilliant. So many different species of animals, very clean and animals well looked after. Will be renewing my annual pass again soon and can't wait to take my little one there and to enjoy this wonderful place as well.

Thank CraigoB
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Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Walked and walked for miles. The zoo is far larger than we had anticipated and had many many more animals than expected. Spent the whole day being thoroughly entertained by vast array of species. Favourites had to be gorillas with their 'comforters' and meerkats under the heat lamps. Brilliant day out.

Thank kiimss
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