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WWCT Living Coasts Torquay Harborside Beacon Quay Torquay Devon TQ1 2BG

Take a journey around the coasts of the world where amazing plants and animals live life on the edge.  At Living Coasts you'll see a huge array of coastal animals from penguins and seals to puffins, stingrays and octopus, each in their own specially-designed naturalistic habitats. With outdoor and indoor exhibits, there's plenty to see and do whatever the weather. Walk with penguins, listen to the waders and then enjoy the panoramic views…

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This fish rocks 28th Nov 2018 Four-eyed fish at Living Coasts have been observed performing a behaviour that zookeepers think has never before been recorded.
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The best sandpit in the world? 29th Aug 2018 Living Coasts are using mesmerising state-of-the-art technology to bring sand to life.
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Giving the shirts off their backs 15th Aug 2018 Three zoos in the South West are recycling old uniforms to help hard-pressed conservationists across Africa.
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Beautiful baby bird success for Living Coasts 13th Aug 2018 Living Coasts has hatched a black-legged kittiwake for the first time.
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Native seahorses return to Living Coasts 31st Jul 2018 Hidden away in the seagrass meadows of the bay seahorses live largely unnoticed but now you will be able to see them at Torquay’s coastal zoo.
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Underwater vacuum cleaning 7th Dec 2017 You think it’s a chore vacuuming the house. Imagine having to vacuum underwater, wearing breathing apparatus and surrounded by inquisitive penguins.
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Trust project wins UN cash 8th Nov 2017 A Devon conservation charity’s flagship project in South East Asia has been awarded a major United Nations grant.
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Showcasing the science behind Britain’s zoos and aquariums 20th Sep 2017 The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) will be heading to New Scientist Live – a national festival of science taking place at London’s ExCeL from Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October.
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The Zoo hits CBBC 15th Aug 2017 National TV is putting a magical new twist on life at Paignton Zoo. The Zoo is a major new children’s comedy series starring the vocal talents of actor and comedian Hugh Dennis and a team of comedy voice artists.
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BIAZA Annual Conference 2018 17th Jul 2017 BIAZA is proud to announce the dates, location and theme for the BIAZA Annual Conference in 2018.
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Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust hosts BIAZA Native Species Conference 4th Jul 2017 A major Devon conservation charity has hosted a key national conference. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust hosted the BIAZA Native Species Working Group 2017 annual conference on 27th and 28th of June 2017
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Life’s a beach at Living Coasts! 6th Jun 2017 One Devon conservation charity is doing its bit for Torbay by organizing regular beach cleans.
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Love Your Zoo: the Movie! 30th May 2017 One conservation charity has produced a set of fun videos featuring staff, students and volunteers to mark Love Your Zoo week 2017.
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Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust highlights illegal pet trade 18th Apr 2017 Using National Pet Month to throw a spotlight on the dark side of the international pet trade.
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Living Coasts seal loves her new toy! 13th Apr 2017 Here’s one youngster who just loves to be active. South American fur seal Gemini, who will be three years old in June, was delighted with her latest toy, a length of artificial seaweed.
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Meg versus the mollusc at Living Coasts 3rd Apr 2017 Living Coasts, Torquay’s coastal zoo, is currently the venue for a battle of wills – between a research student and a super-intelligent mollusc.
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Charity bottles it 23rd Mar 2017 A major regional conservation charity has bottled out in aid of wildlife. The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust has stopped selling single-use plastic drinks bottles.
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South West charities launch global zoo science project 13th Mar 2017 Two local zoological organisations have joined forces with one of the most prestigious names in academia to work on a huge conservation project evaluating the scientific evidence for zoo animal management.
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How to train your ray 27th Feb 2017 Sandy at Torquay's Living Coast demonstrates just how smart fish can be as she is trained to share her food.
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Devon zoo keeper helps African Sanctuary 7th Sep 2016 Paignton Zoo's Tom Tooley travels to South Africa to help raise penguin chicks.