Wildlife in Devon
National Marine Aquarium // Plymouth
The UK's largest aquarium has tanks featuring a variety of ocean habitats including a 15 by 5 metre shark tank. The aquarium is also an education, conservation and research facility
Paignton Zoo // Paignton
Modern zoo with conservation at heart. Zoo is split into six habitat themed zones with big cats, elephants, primates, snakes, lizards & birds and more
Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary // Buckfastleigh
Situated on the edge of Dartmoor, next to a river populated by wild otters, the sanctuary has enclosures of both British and Asian short-clawed otters.
Exmoor Zoo // Exmoor
Specialising in smaller animals, Exmoor Zoo is famous for housing the Humboldt penguin and boasts over 200 exotic species of animal.Activities on offer include animal handling, face painting, quizzes
The Wildlife and Dinosaur Park // Combe Martin
Set in 30 acres of woods and parklands you can see over 250 species of plants and animals, including primates, falconry and sea lions.
Living Coasts // Torquay
Focusing on the conservation of coastal and marine life, enjoy the marine birds including penguins, and experience underwater viewing and interactive activities.
Miniature Pony Centre // Moretonhampstead
A captivating family attraction with miniature ponies and much much more. Set in 20 acres of parkland in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.
The Donkey Sanctuary // Sidmouth
The Donkey Sanctuary is home to around 500 donkeys. Set in unspoilt farmland and countryside,
Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve // Dawlish
Nature reserve situated at the mouth of the River Exe in South Devon
Decoy Country Park // Newton Abbot
Decoy was once a clay quarry but now supports a wealth of wildlife, with the main habitats found here including ponds, streams, fen, wet woodland and heathy woodland.