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10 ways to ensure your Dartmoor Zoo team building experience is a roaring success

When it comes to building a strong team, nothing beats getting everyone together for a fun, engaging day outside the…

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12 reasons to host your birthday party at Dartmoor Zoo

Planning a birthday party can be both exciting and daunting, especially when you’re searching for that perfect birthday party venue…

What you and your guests can expect from a conference at Dartmoor Zoo Blog

What you and your guests can expect from a conference at Dartmoor Zoo

Businesses in Devon and across the UK host corporate events and conferences to build relationships, develop awareness, and educate guests….

How to plan the perfect birthday party Blog

How to plan the perfect birthday party

Birthday parties are a source of great joy and a chance to celebrate with friends and family. While the party…

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Find the perfect conference venue near you at Dartmoor Zoo

Over the last few years, the standard corporate event or conference has become a lot more than a simple business…

A conference room with a view at Dartmoor Zoo Blog

A conference room with a view at Dartmoor Zoo

In the search for unique and inspiring venues for corporate events, meetings, workshops, and conferences, the trend towards hiring conference…

Unleash wild creativity in your meetings with conference spaces at Dartmoor Zoo Blog

Unleash wild creativity in your meetings with conference spaces at Dartmoor Zoo

Organisations are increasingly moving away from traditional meeting rooms and conference locations in the search for more unique and engaging…

A conference room in Plymouth where wildlife and business ideas roam free Blog

A conference room in Plymouth where wildlife and business ideas roam free

When it comes to external meetings, workshops, and conferences, companies are always on the lookout for spaces that cater for…

10 ways to ensure your next business conference is a success Blog

10 ways to ensure your next business conference is a success

Business conferences play a crucial role in fostering industry connections, unveiling new insights, and promoting corporate growth. However, given the…

10 surprising benefits of hosting your next conference at a zoo Blog

10 surprising benefits of hosting your next conference at a zoo

At Dartmoor Zoo, we pride ourselves on offering a unique and versatile venue for a wide array of corporate events,…

Searching for a unique birthday party venue Blog

Searching for a unique birthday party venue? Then Dartmoor Zoo is the place for you

Birthday celebrations are momentous occasions, whether you’re planning a fun-filled party for your kids and their friends or organising a…

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We’re on Spotify!

Looking for the newest podcast to binge? Find us on Spotify and listen to our biweekly updates about ‘What’s New…

Try something new and engage your team with activities at Dartmoor Zoo Uncategorised

Try something new and engage your team with activities at Dartmoor Zoo

Organisations are constantly seeking innovative ways to boost employee engagement and strengthen team cohesion. Traditional team-building exercises often fall short…

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Explore, engage, excel: Team building activities that will make a difference

Great organisations are always looking for opportunities to support employee engagement, as well as supporting their local community. But finding…

Why Dartmoor Zoo is the ultimate destination for team building near Plymouth Uncategorised

Why Dartmoor Zoo is the ultimate destination for team building near Plymouth

In any organisation, keeping your team happy, engaged, and working well together is key to cohesion and success. More and…

Rediscover your love of team building events with unique activities at Dartmoor Zoo Uncategorised

Rediscover your love of team building events with unique activities at Dartmoor Zoo

More than half of us are now working away from a central place of work at least some of the…

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Experience an unforgettable team building experience in the heart of Devon

Working from home has its perks, but nothing beats getting the whole team together in person, right? Team building events…

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‘Flavily’ Dartmoor Zoo’s hottest new lynx couple!

Love is in the air at Dartmoor Zoo and the new couple on the scene are Carpathian Lynxes, Flaviu and…

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10-year-old Niobe has a performance of a lifetime!

Like many other places, Dartmoor Zoo are feeling the impact of the cost-of-living crisis with electricity bills reaching new highs…

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Dartmoor Zoo welcomes new lynx, Emily!

Travelling from Karlsruhe Zoo in Germany, Emily, Flaviu’s new love interest, arrived at Dartmoor Zoo on Tuesday 27th February. At…

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Missing binturong has been found safe and returned to Dartmoor Zoo!

Dartmoor Zoo are pleased to announce that Malu, a Palawan Binturong that managed to escape his enclosure, has now been…

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Gold Award for Business Events Venue of the Year

We are thrilled and honoured to receive the Gold award in Business Events Venue of the Year from Devon Tourism…

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Join the fight to prevent extinction and support Dartmoor Zoological Society

Dartmoor Zoological Society (DZS) is a charity funded by a combination of donations, visitor entry fees, experiences and educational and…

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Dartmoor Zoo: A Family Animal Adventure in Devon Awaits

Are you looking for a unique, fun-filled family animal adventure in Devon? Look no further than Dartmoor Zoo, a hidden…

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Dartmoor Zoo welcomes new resident!

Dartmoor Zoo has welcomed a new binturong to the DZS family. Not yet named, he’s happy, healthy, and settling into…

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Elevating Your Big Day with Unique Wedding Experiences at Dartmoor Zoo

Every love story is inherently unique, so why not reflect that on your wedding day and elevate your big day?…

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Capturing Memories: Zoo Wedding Photography in Devon

Preserving Your Unforgettable Day: Capturing the Magic of Zoo Weddings Your wedding day is a tapestry of emotions, love, and…

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Animal Encounters: A Highlight of Zoo Weddings

Wildlife Inspired Wedding at Dartmoor Zoo: Where Love Meets Wildlife Why book a wildlife-inspired wedding? Your wedding day is more…

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Zoo Weddings in Devon & Cornwall: The Ultimate Unique Wedding Destination

Discover the Magic of Zoo Weddings at Dartmoor Zoo When crafting a truly distinctive and unforgettable wedding experience, few venues…

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Unique Wedding Themes: Crafting Unforgettable Memories

Dive into the World of Unique Wedding Themes Imagine a wedding where love is intertwined with the wonders of the…

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Testimonials: Couples Share Their Zoo Wedding Experiences

A Journey into Wild Romance: Real Stories from Our Zoo Weddings What makes great Zoo Wedding Experiences? At Dartmoor Zoo,…

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Eco-Friendly Weddings at Dartmoor Zoo: Uniting Love and Conservation

Where Love Meets Conservation: Crafting Your Eco-Friendly Wedding Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by the beauty of nature and the charm…

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Behind-the-Scenes: Planning Your Zoo Wedding

Unveiling the Enchantment: Crafting Your Dream Zoo Wedding Where do you start when Planning Your Zoo Wedding? The journey to…

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A Wild Beginning: A Unique Wedding in Devon at Dartmoor Zoo

Your wedding day is not just an event; it’s a celebration of your love, a manifestation of your unique journey…

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Animal-Inclusive Weddings: Embrace Love and Nature with our Animal Ambassadors

Unveiling Nature’s Guests: Elevate Your Experience with our Animal-Inclusive Weddings Your wedding day is more than just a ceremony; it’s…

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Dartmoor Zoo: Where Nature’s Beauty Meets Unique Weddings in Devon

Discover the Perfect Setting for Unique Weddings in Devon at Dartmoor Zoo Are you envisioning a wedding that goes beyond…

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Creating Unique Wedding Decor: Unleash the Magic

Infusing Your Love Story with the Spirit of Nature While Creating Unique Wedding Decor  Your wedding day at Dartmoor Zoo isn’t…

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Planning Your Itinerary: Make the Most of Your Days Out in Devon at Dartmoor Zoo

Introduction Planning family days out in Devon can be a bit of a challenge, especially when you’re trying to cater…

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Days Out in Devon and Cornwall: A Spotlight on Dartmoor Zoo

Are you looking for days out in Devon and Cornwall for the whole family? Discover Dartmoor Zoo, a captivating family-friendly…

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Days Out in Devon for Families at Dartmoor Zoo: What to Pack

Essential Items for a Family Day Out Clothing Considerations When planning a day out at Dartmoor Zoo, it’s important to…

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Days Out with Kids in Devon: A Review of Dartmoor Zoo

When looking for days out with kids in Devon? Dartmoor Zoo stands out as a top attraction. This review will…

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Devon Attractions: Why Dartmoor Zoo Should Be on Your Bucket List

The Allure of Dartmoor Zoo Unique Wildlife Collection Dartmoor Zoo is one of the key Devon family attractions; home to…

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The Best Season to Visit Dartmoor Zoo for a Fun Day Out in Devon

Are you planning a family day out in Devon? Look no further than Dartmoor Zoo, a destination that offers a…

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Dartmoor Zoo’s Efforts in Wildlife Conservation and Environmental Education for Children in Devon

Dartmoor Zoo’s Conservation Projects Looking for something fun that will also provide education for children in Devon? Dartmoor Zoo is…

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Dartmoor Zoo Weddings: Your Journey to a Truly Unique ‘I Do’

Embark on Your Unforgettable Adventure With Dartmoor Zoo Weddings we understand that your love story deserves a wedding as unique…

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Wildly Romantic: Animal-Inspired Vows at Dartmoor Zoo

Exchanging Vows Amidst Nature’s Finest: A Love Unveiled There’s something inherently romantic about pledging your love amidst the awe-inspiring beauty…

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Family Days Out in North Devon: Why Dartmoor Zoo Should Be on Your List

Are you looking for family days out in North Devon? Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of North Devon, a haven…

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History and Mission: Learn about the Origins and Vision of Dartmoor Zoo as a Family-Friendly Attraction in Devon

Dartmoor Zoo, nestled in the heart of Devon, is not just a zoo. It’s a place where families can learn…

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Dartmoor Zoo: A Family-Friendly Adventure in Devon

Looking for a family-friendly adventure in Devon? Dartmoor Zoo stands out as a must-visit destination. Nestled on the edge of…

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Dartmoor Zoo: The Ultimate Guide to Family Days Out in Devon

Introduction Are you searching for the perfect destination for your next family day out in Devon? Look no further than…

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Top 5 Family Attractions in Devon at Dartmoor Zoo

Devon is a treasure trove of family activities, and Dartmoor Zoo is one of its crown jewels. This blog post…

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How to Plan a Budget-Friendly Family Day Out in Devon at Dartmoor Zoo

Ticket Discounts and Promotions Seasonal Offers Dartmoor Zoo often runs seasonal promotions and discounted ticket prices during specific periods of…

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Dartmoor Zoo: The Perfect Family Day Out in Devon

If you’re looking for the perfect family day out in Devon, look no further than Dartmoor Zoo. With its unique…

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Family Attractions in Devon at Dartmoor Zoo

Introduction Dartmoor Zoo stands out as a premier destination for family attractions and activities in Devon. Nestled in the heart…

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A Guide to Family Days Out in South Devon: Spotlight on Dartmoor Zoo

Exploring South Devon Experience the scenic beauty and family-friendly activities of South Devon. Discover a realm of natural wonders and…

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Family Days Out in Devon and Somerset: Don’t Miss Dartmoor Zoo

Introduction to Devon and Somerset Nestled within the picturesque landscapes of the United Kingdom, Devon and Somerset stand as two…

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Family Fun in Devon at Dartmoor Zoo: Everything You Need to Know

Play Areas and Amenities Kid-Friendly Play Zones Experience endless family fun in Devon for children at Dartmoor Zoo through diverse…

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Family Animal Adventures in Devon: Unleash Your Wild Side at Dartmoor Zoo

Greetings, fellow adventurers! Are you ready for family activities and animal adventures in Devon? If so, look no further than…

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A Guide to Family Days Out in Devon and Cornwall: Spotlight on Dartmoor Zoo

Introduction to Devon and Cornwall Devon and Cornwall, two neighbouring counties in the South West of England, are renowned for…

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Activities in Devon: Value for Your Family Day Out at Dartmoor Zoo

Are you looking for Family Fun Activities in Devon? Planning a family day out can be challenging, especially when you’re…

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Beyond Tradition: Personalising Your Unique Zoo Wedding

Crafting Your Unconventional Love Story with a Unique Zoo Wedding  Planning a unique zoo wedding and unveiling a day that…

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Coffee & Conversation

Join us for our very first ‘Coffee and Conversation’ event. A brand new networking breakfast series we’re launching here at Dartmoor Zoo! On…

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The Best Family-Friendly Eateries in Devon Near Dartmoor Zoo

After a day of exploring Dartmoor Zoo, you and your family might be looking for a place to sit down,…

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The Best Times to Visit Dartmoor Zoo for a Devon Family Day Out

Dartmoor Zoo emerges as a top choice when planning a Devon family day out. With its diverse array of animals,…

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Engaging with Dartmoor Zoo Staff: A Unique Family Experience in Devon

When planning a unique family experience in Devon, the destination you choose must offer everyone something. Dartmoor Zoo, located in…

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How to Make the Most of Your Fun Family Day Out in Devon at Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a fun family day out in Devon. With a wide…

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Dartmoor Zoo: A Unique Day Out in Devon Awaits

Introduction Are you looking for a unique family day out in Devon? Look no further than Dartmoor Zoo. Nestled on…

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Animal Encounters for Families: Discover the Animal Encounters for Families in Devon at Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo, located in the heart of Devon, is not just a zoo. It’s a family-friendly adventure, a learning experience,…

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Dartmoor Zoo: An Exciting Destination for Families in Devon

What makes us an exciting destination for families in Devon. Nestled in the heart of Devon, Dartmoor Zoo is a…

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DZS Charity Ball 2023

Prepare for an unforgettable evening! Following on from the roaring success of last year’s sell-out Charity Ball, we’re delighted to…

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Valentine’s Day – name a cockroach!

Following on from the huge success last year, this Valentine’s Day you can once again name a cockroach in honour…

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Valentine’s Day 50% off

Treat someone you love to a Zoo day this Valentines! Simply use code DZSVAL50 to get 50% off admission on…

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FREE entry for kids – 2nd March!

We’re offering free entry to Dartmoor Zoo for children during the teacher strikes on Thursday 2nd March! Join us and…

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February HALF TERM family fun 2023!

Brighten up the grey of winter this February half term (11th – 19th February) and join us for a truly…

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FREE HALF DAY CONFERENCE VENUE HIRE

Dartmoor Zoo’s brand-new refurbished conference facility ‘The Jaguar Suite’ is open for business! To launch and promote our new facility…

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Happy Zoo Year 2023!

Looking for a way to make a difference in 2023? Why not try some of our Zoo Year’s Resolutions! #1 Give…

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Asian short-clawed otter pups born at Dartmoor Zoo

We are delighted to announce the birth of three Asian short-clawed otter pups at Dartmoor Zoo! There are two boys…

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This Christmas, experience Dartmoor Zoo in a way you’ve never seen us before!

We are SO excited to launch our amazing new event – Zooluminate! A series of beautiful light installations (from JHAV,…

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Microscopy live is coming to Dartmoor Zoo!

We have teamed up with the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre at Plymouth University, and they are bringing their portable Neoscope…

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BOO at the Zoo is back!

BOO at the Zoo is back for 2022! This Halloween, Dartmoor Zoo is opening its gates after dark to invite…

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DZS Charity Ball 2022

Following on from the roaring success of our first ever, sell-out Charity Ball, we’re delighted to announce its return on Saturday…

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Dartmoor Zoo expresses its deep sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Dartmoor Zoo expresses its deep sadness and grief at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen was…

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Dear Zoo® visits Dartmoor Zoo!

This summer, experience your favourite children’s book brought to life at Dartmoor Zoo! Celebrating 40 years since the publication of…

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Help us name our capybara babies!

Can you help us name our capybara babies? Following on from the birth of four capybara babies (two boys and…

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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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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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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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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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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…