NEWQUAY ZOO FACTS:

  • 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

 

Conservation Work UK

  • Hazel dormice – helping to reintroduce this popular native mammal
  • Cirl bunting – creating new populations of this farmland bird
  • Strapwort – the only place it is found in the UK is at Wild Planet Trust’s Slapton Ley – now also at Loe Pool in Cornwall, in partnership with the National Trust
  • Sorbus - research and conservation of Devon endemic whitebeam trees
  • South West white-clawed crayfish project
  • Managing our Zoo sites for local wildlife

 

ZOO FACTS

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

 

THE Wild planet 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 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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