Plan your day...
There is lots to see here at the Trust but also lots to do! Why not combine your trip with an unforgettable encounter and meet some of our animals or hear the regular talks given by our keepers and learn more about the vital conservation work of the Trust overseas?
You can also have free re-entry on the same day, so after exploring our local area and having some lunch, you can come back for the Margay and Civets' feeding times!
Experiences & encounters
Let your little monkeys meet our little monkeys!
For those who want to make the most of their visit, we offer a range of truly memorable encounters and experiences that will inspire and delight. All experiences include entry to the Trust; pre-booking is essential please call the Trust before your visit, find out more...
During the day, our keepers will be on hand to give public talks about some of our animals at their feeding times. You will be able to learn about the family groups here at the Zoo, as well as the work we support in protecting their cousins in the wild.
Keeper talks include:
- Lemurs, ghosts of the forest; Discover these unique prosimians exclusively found on Madagascar, and hear of our involvement with their conservation.
- Nocturnal house, life in the dark; Hear about the plight of the slow loris, and watch as they get some delicious creepy crawly treats.
- Capuchins, brains of the jungle; A talk on our family of Yellow-breasted capuchins and how we support research in the wild for this critically endangered, very intelligent monkey.
- Margay, prince of cats; After 3pm you can see these shy and beautiful cats get their feed, and hear about the work we support in South America.
- Civets, a very vulnerable tale; Following on from the margay, you can see the civets have their feed and listen to keepers as they talk about how the Trust supports the crucial conservation efforts in Vietnam for this elusive and rare carnivore.
Please note that keeper talk times may vary from day to day so please check on arrival for the day's schedule.
The Forest at night - Nocturnal house
Ever wanted to see some of the world's endangered night-time primates? Well look no further. See the fascinating behaviours of animals that are very rarely seen such as the smallest member of the Lemur family, the smallest hoofed animal in the world, the largest rodent in Madagascar and three species of Loris; possibly one of the most adorable of all primates!. This exhibit is open all day and has reverse lighting, which means that day is night and vice versa. So get those sunglasses off and let your eyes adapt to the dark, for what is widely considered the best viewing opportunity around!
The Forest at night exhibit is open every day. Feeding is at 1pm. Please do not use flash photography in this exhibit.
Our gift shop is open all year round and is the perfect spot to pick up animal related gifts and souvenirs for the family. You can also purchase pictures of your favourite animals from the Trust. Memberships, Adoptions, Sponsorships and Experiences can also be bought in the shop If you prefer not to buy them on-line.
Shaldon is a popular seaside village on the South Devon Coast and boasts award-winning beaches and restaurants as well as beautiful views, walks and attractions.To make the most of your visit, we suggest you have a look at the following links to help plan your perfect day.