Feeding Times - Meet The Keeper - Talks

Our current daily talk schedule is below. The talks run every day at the locations listed.

  • 10:45 10:45

    Baboon breakfast


    Watch our keepers feed our noisy troop their breakfast greens and hear all about the characters that live on baboon rock and their wild relatives.
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  • 11:15 11:15

    Swamp Explorer @ Crocodile Swamp*


    *Weekends and holidays only. With three species of crocodile, plus the world's largest lizard and longest snake, Crocodile Swamp is home to some magnificent reptiles. Uncover what makes them all such incredible hunters and discover what crocodile and python skin feels like.
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  • 11:30 11:30

    Pelican picnic


    Head to Lakeside to quiz our keepers about these fascinating birds and see our group of Dalmatian pelicans catching some fish.
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  • 11:45 11:45

    Walking with lemurs*


    *Weekends and holidays only. Come along to Lemur Wood to say hello to our 3 resident species. Learn about their strange tongues, their stripy tails, and if you're lucky, our lemurs may be out and about in the trees above you.
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  • 12:15 12:15

    Terrific tigers


    Meet one of our big cat keepers to hear about our family of Sumatran tigers. Learn about how we care for these stunning animals here at Paignton Zoo and the struggles they are facing in the wild.
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  • 12:30 12:30

    Arid Land Encounter*


    *Weekends and holidays only. After the greenery of our Reptile Tropics, step into the Desert House and find yourself surrounded by our beautiful birds. Watch them get fed and learn the reasons behind their magnificent colours and feathers.
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  • 13:15 13:15

    Giraffes: a tall tale


    Head up to our Giraffe House and hear about our female herd of giraffes and spot how to tell them apart. Find out why their tongues are black, how many bones they have in their necks, where on a giraffe you would find their ossicones and much more!
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  • 14:00 14:00

    Orang utans: Life on a Limb


    Discover what life is like as an orang-utan whilst watching our ginger residents, learn about the benefits of sustainable palm oil and how you can help these intelligent apes in the wild.
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  • 14:30 14:30

    Go gorillas!


    Watch our bachelor group of gorillas get their lunch and hear from one of our Ape keepers all about their amazing personalities and why working with these great apes is truly great!
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  • 15:00 15:00

    Macaques: monkey madness!*


    *Weekends and holidays only. These monkeys love this talk because it means it's feeding time! And if you come along, you might be able to feed them too! So come meet our macaque family and learn about their struggles in the wild, all while watching them enjoy a tasty afternoon snack.
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  • 15:30 15:30

    Daily discovery* (see What's On board)


    *Weekends and holidays only. Why are flamingos pink? How big can a giant tortoise grow? Why do lions have manes? What makes a great ape great? Come along to our Daily Discovery talks to find out! See our What's On board on your way in to the zoo.
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