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Rare toads arrive at Devon zoo
Rare toads arrive at Devon zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park has become the only institution in the UK to keep a rare and special type of South American toad.  
Barnstaple’s 9th annual Really Big Quiz, hosted by local accountancy firm Simpkins Edwards, has raised over £3,000 for the Mayor of Barnstaple’s charities of the year.
Giraffe death shocks zoo
Giraffe death shocks zoo
Staff and volunteers at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park have been left shocked by the sudden death of male giraffe Yoda. The 14-year-old northern giraffe was found collapsed in the giraffe house early this morning.  
This is the extraordinary moment the hatching of a rare Mauritius pink pigeon chick was caught on video – and the moment the hard work started in earnest for Paignton Zoo bird keeper Tom Tooley.
Torquay’s Living Coasts is part of a new global movement to raise awareness about plastic pollution. The coalition goes under the banner of "World aquariums #ReadyToChange to #BeatPlasticPollution". The aim is to set a good example over the use of plastics and to encourage changes in behaviour.
BASICS Devon a small local charity needs your votes to help secure £5,000 worth of funding. They want to help save lives in North Devon by having an additional emergency volunteer responder. This will make a huge difference to communities in remote rural areas, with a quick response time it will help save lives and ease the pain and suffering of those that are sick and injured.
Keepers at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon have a new task on their to do list – taking a pair of crane chicks for a walk. The black crowned cranes, hatched on 16th September, are being hand reared and need daily exercise.
On Friday 12th October YMCA Exeter held its third annual fundraising dinner at Woodbury Park Hotel with guests including The High Sheriff of Devon, Mrs Grania Philips, and Chief Constable of Devon & Cornwall Police, Shaun Sawyer.
Over 1,000 entrants took part in the Royal Marines Commando Challenge last weekend, to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance and The Royal Marines Charity.  
Local businesses and racing enthusiasts invited to support Devon Air Ambulance by enjoying a premier race day experience. On Sunday 25th November, The Jockey Club is hosting a Race Day fundraiser, the Clydesdale Devon Day Race, in support of Devon Air Ambulance.
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