passing of duchess the elephant

Our dear African elephant, Duchess, sadly passed away on Sunday 14th July. Duchess was a remarkable elephant and one of Paignton's most famous residents for 42 years. She will be greatly missed by her dedicated keepers and all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Our Elephant House has now re-opened and guests are more than welcome to leave flowers or a message in the remembrance book dedicated to Duchess.

We thank you so much for your support at this difficult time.

mobiloo at the zoo - Thursday 29th august

Mobiloo's fully attended mobile toilet service will be at the Zoo on Thursday 29th August 2019, for guests to use.

The Mobiloo will be situated down the side of our Main Entrance building, from 10am to 5pm.


zoo closing time

From 26th May to 1st September 2019, the Zoo closes at 6.00 p.m. with last entry at 4.30 p.m.


'investigate' bug house closure

Please note that our 'Investigate' bug house is currently closed, while we give the exhibit a brand new makeover. We hope that this exhibit will be open in Autumn 2019.