Meet the team: Jo Wotton

Jo Wotton is the Catering and Visitor Experience Manager at Wild Planet Trust, based at Newquay Zoo. Her job entails looking after both the Catering and the Visitor Experience teams. Q. What does a normal day look like? A. Each…

Placement student spotlight: Francesca Tyrrell

Place of study: University of Manchester Course: BSc Zoology Placement focus: Owston’s civets Q. What’s your role at Newquay Zoo? A. I’m currently working at Newquay Zoo in the role of zoo-based research student. I am two years through a…

Newquay’s lions on the move: FAQ

As regular visitors will know, we have been planning the move of our three African lions from Newquay to our sister zoo in Paignton Zoo for some time. The move has now happened and we know there may be some…

Placement student spotlight: Maria Rozycka

Place of study: University of Leeds Course: BSc Biological Sciences (Zoology) Placement focus: Sustainable Palm Oil Q. What’s your role at Newquay Zoo? A. I am currently studying Biological Sciences (Zoology) at the University of Leeds and am doing my…

What’s happened while we’ve been closed?

During our 2 week January closure we’ve been busy and our team has achieved a huge amount! We’ve tackled the big jobs that make a mess and the areas that would be difficult to work in if visitors were using…

Celebrating Bao’s legacy

Bao, an Owston’s palm civet who lived at Newquay Zoo, has died aged 17 and a half. So little is known about Owston’s palm civets that there is no average lifespan listed for the species, but it is thought that…

Meet our marvellous monkeys!

December 14 is Monkey Day, so what better time to meet the different species of monkey we have here at Newquay Zoo! Pygmy marmoset Pygmy marmosets are the smallest of all monkey species. They are usually between 12 and 15cm…

What’s so sustainable about palm oil?

We believe that it is better to use sustainable palm oil, instead of using palm oil that harms the environment or boycotting the product altogether. But what exactly does ‘sustainable’ palm oil mean? Certification The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil…

Bird flu FAQs

You may have seen the news that there have been several confirmed cases of bird flu in the UK, and that our sister zoo Paignton Zoo has had to close temporarily due to the disease. Here are the answers to…