dartmoor zoo

Dartmoor Zoo announces reopening date

Authored by Mary

Dartmoor Zoo will open its gates to the general public on Wednesday 8th July for the first time since its closure three months ago.

As a small way of saying thank you, Dartmoor Zoo will be offering NHS frontline workers plus one other, free entry on Sunday 5th July, the first of a number of thank you days that will be hosted at the zoo this year. Members of the zoo will then also be...

Marmalade the Marmoset has a New Mate

Authored by BeckyMorris

Family attraction, Dartmoor Zoo, is calling on members of the public to help name its newest arrival, a six-year old male common marmoset who has arrived from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom last month to become Marmalade the marmoset’s new partner.

The as-yet unnamed marmoset has settled in well with Marmalade, a two-year old female common marmoset who was left searching for a new friend...

Babcock Devonport employees win APM Challenge Competition 17/18

Authored by BeckyMorris

A team of Babcock employees from Devonport has been crowned winners of the Association for Project Management (APM) Project Management Challenge 2017/18.

Tom Roden, Adam John, Alistair Ham, Harriet Prior, Ryan Hart and Luke Friend were announced the South Wales and West of England (SWWE) winners at the final in Bristol and saw off tough competition from companies across the region....

Dartmoor Zoo supports campaign to encourage women into STEM careers

Authored by ewandavy

Dartmoor Zoo, renowned for its international conservation and education programmes, has welcomed 167 young women and schoolgirls to an evening of inspiring talks, expert advice, and close-up encounters with some of the zoo’s smaller amphibian and invertebrate residents.

Arranged by Women in STEM Plymouth (WISP), and sponsored by Babcock International, the event, which was designed to...

UK’s leading zoos visit Dartmoor Zoo to develop new gold-standard guidance for health and safety

Authored by ewandavy

Dartmoor Zoo, the family attraction on the fringes of Dartmoor National Park – renowned for its international conservation and education programmes – has played host to representatives from the UK’s leading zoos at a special Working Group to develop new ‘gold-standard’ health and safety guidance for zoos and wildlife parks across the UK.

Under the auspices of the British and Irish...

Zoo owner and celebrity chef special guests at Big Festival Weekend

Authored by Mary

Dartmoor Zoo owner Benjamin Mee and celebrity chef Peter Gorton will be among the special guests at Plymouth University’s Big Festival Weekend.

Two days of free events will take place on the University campus this weekend (Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June), including open-air cultural events and laboratory tours, showcases of student works and pioneering partnerships.


Dartmoor Zoo awarded Santander Foundation grant

Authored by News Desk

Dartmoor Zoo has been successful in its application for the Santander Foundation Charity Plus Grant.

Director Benjamin Mee visited the Plymouth Branch of Santander to collect a cheque for £4750.

Benjamin, appearing in the photo with Dawn Young, Helen Retallick & Sara Williams said: "This is a very important donation from the Santander Foundation.

"The money will be...

Keepmoat helps all creatures great and small

Authored by Mary

LEADING national housing and regeneration specialist, Keepmoat, is lending a helping hand to local charities in Plymouth.

Keepmoat is donating over £3,000 of kitchen materials to three local charities; Dartmoor Zoological Park, Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home and local pony sanctuary Ponderosa, will all benefit.

The donation is a direct result of Keepmoat’s partnership with...

Campaign launched to save Dartmoor Zoo

Authored by Alexis Bowater

Campaigners have launched a high-stakes bid to secure the future of Dartmoor Zoo, immortalised in the Hollywood Movie “We Bought a Zoo” starring Matt Damon.

The zoo, on the southern slopes of England’s last wilderness area, was bought in 2006 by journalist Benjamin Mee who wrote a book about his struggle to bring it back from the brink of ruin, inspire his family and save the animals...

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