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Information, Facts and Figures

NEWQUAY ZOO FACTS 2015

  • Number of full-time employees: 40
  • Number of volunteers: 30
  • Number of visitors last year: 163,245
  • Area: about 13 acres
  • Animals in collection: around 1,083 including (approximately):
    •  mammals: 225
    • birds: 498
    • lower vertebrates and invertebrates: 360
  • Animal species in collection: 142
  • Animal species on the IUCN Red List: 136
  • Animal species in breeding programmes: 36
  • Animal conservation projects: 20

CONSERVATION WORK abroad

  • Nigeria – forest elephants and environmental education
  • Zimbabwe – antelope, rhino and cheetah research and conservation
  • Tanzania – antelope research and conservation; amphibian research
  • Sulawesi – primate conservation in Indonesia
  • Vietnam – small carnivore conservation
  • Mbe Mountains Cross River gorilla project – donation from the Great Gorillas Project

ZOO FACTS

  • The annual food bill for the animals is in the region of £80,000

THE WHITLEY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION TRUST

  • The Trust is a registered education and science charity
  • The Trust’s family of zoos and nature reserves includes Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall
  • The Trust has the largest and most productive zoo-based research department in the UK

SOUTH WEST ZOO ENTERPRISES LIMITED

The charity’s trading company has a turnover of £3.67 million

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