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Walking a tightrope…

Walking a tightrope…

20 April 2015

Female Bornean orang utan Mali walks a tightrope – just like her species in the wild… Mali, who lives at...

Penguins are real stars at Living Coasts

Penguins are real stars at Living Coasts

17 April 2015

Newly-hatched African penguin chicks at Living Coasts are being named after stars and constellations. Staff at...

Living Coasts banking on success

Living Coasts banking on success

7 April 2015

 A bird expert has travelled from South Devon to South Africa to help save an endangered African seabird. And...

Zoos ready for cold weather

Zoos ready for cold weather

4 February 2015

Living Coasts and Paignton Zoo are ready to face the cold snap. Staff at the two Devon zoos, both registered...

A fishy tale from Living Coasts

A fishy tale from Living Coasts

29 January 2015

How do you transport large, exotic and venomous fish from the English Riviera to zoos on the Continent? The answer is...

Pat is a Riviera record holder

Pat is a Riviera record holder

19 January 2015

 The English Riviera is the home of an official UK champion. She lives in an exclusive location in Torquay with a...

Happy New Year:  mother and pup reunited

Happy New Year: mother and pup reunited

6 January 2015

 A seal pup hand-reared by zoo keepers has been reunited with her mother for the New Year. Gemini, a South...

Zoo keepers take stock

Zoo keepers take stock

23 December 2014

 Zoo keepers are taking on the mammoth task of counting each and every animal in their collections for a New Year...

The Santa selfie!

The Santa selfie!

8 December 2014

It’s a Santa selfie - in the form of a pancake! Santa made this unique self-portrait when he dropped into Living...

Conservationists see red

Conservationists see red

6 November 2014

Top South West zoos are marking the anniversary of a key global conservation tool. Staff and volunteers at Paignton Zoo,...

The tiny, tiny penguin sale

The tiny, tiny penguin sale

23 October 2014

Miniature works of penguin art are being sold for charity. Living Coasts has put 16 penguins, each 15 centimetre tall...

Conservation charity: beach rubbish threatens Bay sea life

Conservation charity: beach rubbish threatens Bay sea life

20 October 2014

Staff at Torquay’s coastal zoo have spoken out about the amount of litter on the beaches and in the sea and...

Monty Halls at Living Coasts

Monty Halls at Living Coasts

30 September 2014

TV adventurer Monty Halls is offering to take people on a tour of the world in just one evening. Monty, who lives in...

Living Coasts seal has implants replaced

Living Coasts seal has implants replaced

29 September 2014

A seal at Living Coasts has received crucial medical treatment from South Devon veterinary experts. South American fur...

Penguin art wings its way to Living Coasts

Penguin art wings its way to Living Coasts

11 September 2014

A teenage artist has her first public exhibition at the place that inspired her work. Resi Heil, a German international...

And her name is...!

And her name is...!

10 September 2014

Living Coasts’ seal pup has been named Gemini. The South American fur seal was born at Living Coasts on Tuesday...

Art is rubbish!

Art is rubbish!

1 September 2014

Exhibition at Living Coasts until 15th September. An exhibition of art made out of marine litter has washed up at...

Help name the English Riviera’s seal pup!

Help name the English Riviera’s seal pup!

28 July 2014

The English Riviera’s seal pup needs a name. The tiny South American fur seal was born at Living Coasts early on...

Fantastic Fish at Living Coasts

Fantastic Fish at Living Coasts

24 July 2014

Torquay’s coastal zoo and aquarium is celebrating fish in all their forms this summer. There will be looking,...

Living Coasts penguins fly East

Living Coasts penguins fly East

21 July 2014

 Living Coasts has sent 20 penguins to Eastern Europe as part of a major new initiative. The coastal conservation...

Living Coasts hatches unusual ducklings

Living Coasts hatches unusual ducklings

3 July 2014

Two spectacled eider ducklings have been hatched at Living Coasts in Torquay. Spectacled eiders are rarely seen in zoos...

Quick sex test for Living Coasts birds

Quick sex test for Living Coasts birds

30 June 2014

 Zoo keepers at Living Coasts in Torquay are using a hi-tech DNA test to discover the sex of newborn chicks more...

Living Coasts seal pup saved by fishy milk shakes

Living Coasts seal pup saved by fishy milk shakes

23 June 2014

Zoo keepers at Living Coasts have stepped in to feed a new-born seal pup. Mum Grace has been unable to produce milk to...

Juan daft penguin - mixed up mac goes underground

Juan daft penguin - mixed up mac goes underground

12 June 2014

 A penguin at Living Coasts is turning the natural order of things inside out. Macaroni penguin Juan has chosen to...

Gorilla comes to Living Coasts

Gorilla comes to Living Coasts

5 June 2014

A top local artist has come to the English Riviera to paint a gorilla in public. Cleo Heard painted the life-size...

Seal pup born at Living Coasts

Seal pup born at Living Coasts

3 June 2014

 Living Coasts is celebrating the birth of a seal pup. UPDATE: New mum Grace has been unable to produce milk...

Charity clean highlights  Torbay beach litter problem

Charity clean highlights Torbay beach litter problem

22 May 2014

 Staff from Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo, have led a clean-up of one of Torquay’s beaches. ...

Living Coasts staff lead beach clean

Living Coasts staff lead beach clean

6 May 2014

Staff from Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo, are leading a clean-up of one of Torquay’s beaches. ...

Penguins coming to Torquay harbour

Penguins coming to Torquay harbour

2 May 2014

 Penguins are going to be popping up all around Torquay harbour. Look out for the cheeky six inch characters in...

Dive Bunny! Having a scuba Easter at Living Coasts

Dive Bunny! Having a scuba Easter at Living Coasts

15 April 2014

 A scuba diving Easter Bunny was the star of the show at Living Coasts last weekend. On Saturday 12th April the...

Putting the eggs into Easter

Putting the eggs into Easter

15 April 2014

 Eggs at Easter symbolize new life, and all the signs are there’s going to be plenty of that at Living Coasts...

Dive Bunny! Have a scuba Easter at Living Coasts!

Dive Bunny! Have a scuba Easter at Living Coasts!

9 April 2014

 A scuba diving Easter Bunny will be the star of the show at Living Coasts this Easter. On Saturday 12th April...

Penguin lays golden egg

Penguin lays golden egg

1 April 2014

 A penguin at a zoo in Devon has laid a golden egg. The macaroni penguin, named Yoyo, laid the egg at Living...

Postcards from PEG

Postcards from PEG

31 March 2014

A gorilla is sending postcards back to Devon from the Antarctic. PEG – which stands for Polar Explorer Gorilla...

Plenty more fish in the Seine –  Devon romantics head for Paris

Plenty more fish in the Seine – Devon romantics head for Paris

20 February 2014

Two Devon brothers have gone to Paris in search of love – but there’s a sting in the tail. The two are...

Charity Volunteers Clock Up 26,000 hours

Charity Volunteers Clock Up 26,000 hours

17 January 2014

Volunteer Coordinator Neil Thomas-Childs is full of praise for all the volunteers at both sites: “The support from...

Pay Once, Return Free For Seven Days

Pay Once, Return Free For Seven Days

31 December 2013

Living Coasts are continuing our Free Returns Offer for 2014. Pay once and return free for the next 7 days from date of...

Santa Dives in to Living Coasts!

Santa Dives in to Living Coasts!

9 December 2013

Santa will be scuba diving with penguins at Living Coasts this Christmas. Santa and an elf will be diving in to wish...

Living Coasts hails MCZ decision

Living Coasts hails MCZ decision

21 November 2013

The announcement by DEFRA that there will be a Marine Conservation Zone for Tor Bay has been welcomed by a leading local...

Torquay is a fertile breeding ground

Torquay is a fertile breeding ground

18 November 2013

A Devon zoo is the best in Europe for breeding some key species. And it’s partly down to its location – in...

Fish and micro-chips at Living Coasts

Fish and micro-chips at Living Coasts

22 October 2013

Animal staff at a Devon zoo and aquarium have been tackling a tricky task – micro-chipping venomous stingrays. So...

Five star hotel for Living Coasts

Five star hotel for Living Coasts

20 August 2013

A five star hotel has been built on the site of Living Coasts. But the penguins won’t be checking in - the multi...

Royal visit marks  ten years of Living Coasts

Royal visit marks ten years of Living Coasts

16 July 2013

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO will mark the tenth birthday of Living Coasts with a visit to the...

Penguin good enough to eat at Living Coasts

Penguin good enough to eat at Living Coasts

9 July 2013

A life-size penguin cake has been made to mark a conservation charity’s tenth birthday. The special cake, in the...

The appliance of charity at Living Coasts

The appliance of charity at Living Coasts

9 July 2013

One top Devon company is helping an animal charity with the little things that make a big difference. Sparkworld has...

Location, location, location is otter bliss

Location, location, location is otter bliss

2 July 2013

A new seaside pad with a million pound price tag has been snapped up - by a family of otters. The prime site at Living...

Fish soup six times a day!

Fish soup six times a day!

27 June 2013

An abandoned penguin chick is being fed fish soup six times a day by our dedicated zoo keepers. Staff at Living Coasts,...

Living Coasts keepers on chick alert

Living Coasts keepers on chick alert

14 June 2013

Zoo keepers at Living Coasts are on high alert for hatching eggs. Staff are keeping their eye on macaroni penguins and...

How coffee can save the world

How coffee can save the world

14 June 2013

A Devon conservation charity plans to revolutionise the difficult relationship between conservation and consumerism. ...

Happy birthday Living Coasts!

Happy birthday Living Coasts!

14 June 2013

Living Coasts has announced plans to celebrate its tenth birthday. Torquay’s coastal zoo and aquarium marks its...

World first begins new ERA for Living Coasts

World first begins new ERA for Living Coasts

29 April 2013

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park has become the first zoo in the world to sign up to a new international ecological...

What You Say
Good value attraction on the coast, go along and see the penguins being fed at lunchtime! Learn about the impact man has on sea life. 
We love Living Coasts, so much so that we have booked our wedding there! We visit every time we're staying in Torquay. 
If you like penguins – don't miss Living Coasts!