Zoos in Plymouth
Want to get up close and personal with a whole menagerie of animals? Pay a trip to the soon to be world famous Dartmoor Zoo, just a few miles outside Plymouth.
The Zoo is the inspiration behind the new Cameron Crowe movie ‘We Bought a Zoo’ starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, released in the UK in March 2012 and is bound to be a popular choice for animal lovers of all ages.
With over 2,000 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo. Located in Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West's most exciting visitor attractions. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal. Get up close to some of the animal wonders of the world across our specially designed habitats - from the savannah to the wetlands and the tropical forest. Run wild in our play areas or hop aboard our unique Jungle Express train to get even closer to the action.
Discover an underwater world – starting with the largest native exhibition in the UK – that explores the fish you’ve heard of and the many more mysterious animals that live on our doorstep. As you dive deeper into the Aquarium, our Eddystone Reef tank will blow your mind with the UK’s largest single-tank viewing panel (it’s like a fishy cinema screen).