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We need your help protecting Amur Leopards

Click here for information on how you can help these critically endangered animals

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Birthday Special – We Support a Zoo Day

Dartmoor Zoo is turning 15 years old! To celebrate, we’re hosting a family fun day on Saturday 9th July! Led…

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Endangered Lau banded iguana arrives at Dartmoor Zoo!

We’re so pleased to welcome a Lau banded iguana to Dartmoor Zoo! Found on the Lau Islands of the eastern…

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Scottish wildcats arrive at Dartmoor Zoo

We’re delighted to announce the arrival of two critically endangered Scottish wildcats here at Dartmoor Zoo!    The two females,…

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DZS Summer Garden Party

We’re hosting our first ever Summer Garden Party! Bring your friends along and join us at Dartmoor Zoo on Saturday…

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Dartmoor Zoo welcomes THREE new bird species!

We’re delighted to welcome THREE new bird species to Dartmoor Zoo! Our first new arrival is a critically endangered Bali…

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Celebrate Father’s Day with free tickets!

This Father’s Day (Sunday 19th June), we’re offering dads FREE admission to Dartmoor Zoo! If you’re looking for a memorable…

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Our first rehabilitated hedgehog has been released back into the wild!

We’re delighted to announce that our team have successfully released our first rehabilitated hedgehog back into the wild! Idris was…

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Celebrate Easter with a basket full of fun for children of all ages!

It just wouldn’t be Easter without an egg hunt with a ‘wild’ twist like only the Zoo can do! Can…

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Easter EggstravaganZOO at Dartmoor Zoo!

Hop on over to Dartmoor Zoo and join us for our Easter EggstravaganZOO event, taking place on Thursday 14th April…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with free tickets! – SOLD OUT!

This offer is sold out. Only pre-booked tickets will be allowed in on the day.   This Mother’s Day (Sunday…

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Critically Endangered stick insects born at Dartmoor Zoo

We’re very proud to announce that we have been successful in breeding over 75 black beauty stick insects!  This species…

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Plymouth Argyle Football Club’s Chosen Charities

We’re delighted to announce that Dartmoor Zoological Society (DZS) has been selected as one of Plymouth Argyle Football Club and…

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Our capybara babies have been named!

All five capybara babies at Dartmoor Zoo have now been named! We’d like to officially introduce you to: – Lady…

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Home Educators Day

We’re hosting our first Home Educators Day on Monday 7th March! This is the perfect opportunity for educators to explore…

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February HALF TERM family fun!

Brighten up the grey of winter by visiting Dartmoor Zoo this February half term (Saturday 19th – Sunday 27th February)…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day by naming a cockroach!

This Valentine’s Day, name a cockroach in honour of that un-special (or special) someone in your life! For a £5…

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Go wild for our Valentine’s 2 for 1 offer!

Show some love for Dartmoor Zoo! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve got a purr-fect offer for…

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Come and Build a Snowman Trail!

Do you want to build a snowman? A winters storm has swept through the Zoo and poor Mr Snowman has…

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Capybara babies born at Dartmoor Zoo

Everyone’s favourite furry family has grown! Give a warm welcome to our new capybara babies! The five babies (four boys…

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Send a Christmas gift to your favourite animal!

Would you like to send a Christmas gift to your favourite animals at Dartmoor Zoo? We’re asking you to support…

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Let your imagination run WILD this October half term!

Join us from this Saturday 23rd until Sunday 31st October for an interactive trail through the Zoo and discover the…

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DZS is now an institutional member of WAZA!

We’re delighted to announce that Dartmoor Zoological Society (DZS) is now an institutional member of the World Association of Zoos…

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Dartmoor Zoo Dinosaurs

Travel back to a time when prehistoric giants roamed the earth. Experience the wonder of dinosaurs and walk alongside your…

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Celebrate all things otter!

Join us this May half term to celebrate all things otter! As part of the Moor Otters Arts Trail 2021,…

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African Aviary Announcement

During the most recent lockdown, our keepers and maintenance team have been busy creating a brand new African Aviary! The…

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Dartmoor Zoo Hedgehog Rescue

We’re delighted to announce that after months of hard work, the Dartmoor Zoo Hedgehog Rescue, also known as ‘Prickly Hedge…

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Cameron Crowe becomes DZS Patron

Oscar winning Hollywood Director Cameron Crowe announced as first patron of Dartmoor Zoological Society The Hollywood Director behind blockbuster films…

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New arrivals welcomed

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of two lilac-breasted rollers! The sibling pair, who have not yet been named, hatched…

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Two baby marmosets born

We have two female baby marmosets that we need your help naming. You have until 21st September to submit your…

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Reptile and Bug House opening

We are delighted to announce that we will be officially opening our brand new Reptile and Bug House this Saturday…

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Three new male geladas welcomed

We are delighted to announce that we have welcomed three new male geladas to Dartmoor Zoo for the very first…

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Reopening information

Dartmoor Zoo will open its gates to the general public on Wednesday 8th July for the first time since its…

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Your support is needed

Whilst we are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, our zoo keepers are caring for all of our 87 species of…

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COVID-19 update

It is with a very heavy heart that we did not open Dartmoor Zoo this morning and we will be…