Our Tropical House is re-opening!

After a long 15 months, we are finally able to re-open our Tropical House as Government restrictions lift from 19th July. So, we thought we would give you a heads up as to what weird and wonderful species our Tropical…

Penguins on the move

We have bid farewell to 10 Humboldt penguins as they make the great trip to Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium in Ireland. Newquay Zoo is currently home to 28 Humboldt penguins, including the latest addition which was born back in April. The…

Bird Breeding Season is in full swing!

Bird breeding season at the zoo is in full swing, with two cygnets, one turaco chick and one stilt chick hatching recently. Last week our pair of black-necked swans hatched two fluffy cygnets. This is not the pairs first time…

Health and Wellbeing

Not only are zoos a great day out to connect with your families, friends and loved ones, but they are also great for your health and wellbeing in more ways than one.With many distractions in daily life it is extremely…

Palm Oil: What do your Easter Eggs contain?

Easter is almost upon us - cue many people of ALL ages tucking into one, two or maybe more chocolate Easter eggs across the long weekend. But first things first, how sustainable are your choices? I’m sure many of you…

Bidding a firm farewell to the Cold Snap

The recent cold snap caused a lot of disruption across the UK, with MET office weather warnings for snow and ice across most of the country, the cold temperatures definitely took their toll on daily activities. However, for zookeepers the…

The impact of Lockdown on our Zoos

The full extent of these lockdowns will probably not be known for many months, or even years, to come.  With that said, at the time of writing, we are in our third national lockdown and we’re going to look at…

15 of the largest animals of their kind on the planet

LARGEST BIRD First described in 1758 by Carl Linnaeus, the wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) has a wingspan of 2.5-3.5 metres, making it the largest flying bird in the world. These winged giants have a circumpolar range, navigating the Southern Ocean…

Lockdown 2.0

“Here we go again…” we all, no doubt, thought as the Prime Minister divulged the world’s worst kept secret to us on the evening of 31st October, and a new English lockdown was announced commencing on 5th November. But, on…