Latest Newquay Zoo Stories

2012-03-12 13:50:00

Zoo Awards Nearly $40,000 in International Conservation Grants Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 The Phoenix Zoo announced today the recipients of nearly $40,000 in grant funding for international conservation projects as part of the Phoenix Zoo´s Conservation & Science Grants Program. The Phoenix Zoo proudly supports wildlife and wild places worldwide. From onsite regional species recovery efforts to the field-based projects the Zoo supports through grants and contributions,...

2008-09-30 00:00:18

A westcountry zoo has been so successful in breeding critically endangered exotic monkeys that it is sending a pair to France to help conserve the species. Newquay Zoo has been breeding the pied tamarins, one of the 25 most endangered primate species in the world. The shy animals are threatened by habitat loss in the Amazon forest of Brazil, their native environment. John Meek, the zoo's animal collections manager, said: "We first held a breeding pair of this species in February 2006....

2008-08-12 12:01:05

Belfast Zoo is more popular than ever - recording its highest visitor figures in 74 years. Geraldine Murphy tells Jane Bell why a modern zoo has an important education role Geraldine Murphy, Education Officer, Belfast ZooHow many people visit the zoo? Last year our visitor numbers were the highest ever since the Zoo opened in 1934. We had over 295,000 visitors, breaking a 74-year record. The education service is involved with 35,000 children each year. This includes all education visits...

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