Conservation at Newquay Zoo

Written by: Michelle Turton

Submitted: 10th October 2006

As a modern zoo, Newquay Zoo works worldwide to take part in breeding programmes to protect rare animals. Newquay Zoo has a growing range of overseas links and projects and is is an active member of the EEP (European Endangered Species Programme).

twin owston's civet cubs

twin owston's civet cubs

Worldwide Projects

Award winning Newquay Zoo is set amongst exotic lakeside gardens with animals from all around the world ranging from the smallest monkey the Pygmy Marmoset to 'Ronnie' and 'Connie' the African Lions. Specialising in breeding many endangered species, Newquay Zoo is at the forefront of conservation, education and entertainment.

As a modern zoo, Newquay Zoo works worldwide to take part in breeding programmes to protect rare animals. Newquay Zoo has a growing range of overseas links and projects including:

Funding goes direct to all five projects. Currently Newquay Zoo holds a family of Owston's Civets from Vietnam and two Hoffman's Sloths.

European Endangered Species Programme

Newquay Zoo is an active member of the EEP (European Endangered Species Programme) which includes such animals as Brazilian Tapirs, Diana Monkeys, Humboldt's Penguins, Madagascan Radiated Tortoises and Malayan Black Hornbills to name just a few.

You can find out more about the work of the zoo by visiting www.newquayzoo.org.uk.