Newquay Zoo Environmental Park
Newquay Zoo, opened in 1969, has become one of the country's top zoos, with ground breaking and innovative conservation programmes. The zoo was run by Restormel Council until 1994 when it became privately owned by Mike Thomas and Roger Martin. One of the highlights during this time was the revolutionary partnership with St. Austell College which established and developed an educational facility on land adjacent to the zoo, catering for BTEC and HND studies. In August 2003 Newquay Zoo joined forces with Paignton Zoo and is now part of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust family, comprising Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts, Slapton Ley and two urban nature reserves. Specialising in breeding many endangered species, Newquay Zoo is at the forefront of conservation and education, leading the way in exciting innovative enclosure design, enrichment projects and overseas conservation.