World Otter Day

Wednesday, 25 May is World Otter Day – a day to celebrate these otterly amazing creatures and to raise awareness that they need our protection. Our otters We have eight Asian short-clawed otters here at Newquay– breeding pair Topan and…

Newquay’s native visitors

You’ll find a huge variety of different animals from around the world here at Newquay, but you might be surprised by the amount of visits we get from native species. Here are just a few of the birds we’ve spotted…

Celebrate St Piran’s Day!

To celebrate St Piran's Day, we thought we'd share some essential words in the Cornish language. Did you know that 'milva' means 'zoo'? Or that 'papynjay' means parrot? Read on to lean the names of some of your very favourite…

Wild World Book Day recommendations

Want to go wild and shake up your reading list this World Book Day? We’ve got you covered! We’ve asked our team to share some of their favourite books about animals and the natural world. Which one will you read…

January Closure: Week 1 update

As we approach the end of our first closure week, we thought we’d update you on what we’ve been up to. Our teams have been incredibly busy and although our zoos are currently empty of visitors, they certainly haven’t been…

Back to school

As the summer starts to draw to a close, it’s time to for parents, students and staff to look towards the beginning of a new academic year. So here are a number of ways in which we can help you…

The fight to save endangered geckos

Newquay Zoo are in a bid to help conserve an endangered species – the William’s dwarf gecko, or as they’re also known due to their striking appearance, electric blue day geckos. In the wild electric blue geckos are found across…

Meet the team: Tom

1. What is your role at Newquay Zoo? I am part of the Living Collections team as a cover keeper, this means that I work across all sections at Newquay Zoo, but at the minute I am mainly focused on…

New panther chameleon at Newquay Zoo!

We’ve recently welcomed a new male panther chameleon to our Tropical House! Arriving at Newquay Zoo on 16th July, the chameleon has been off-show whilst he settles in, however you can now see him on display alongside our female panther…