Caught on camera at Paignton Zoo

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(Last Updated On: August 15, 2015)

Caught on camera this summer at Paignton Zoo…

First, what’s black and white and red all over? A zebra that lives on the beautiful red sandstone soils of South Devon. Male Hartmann’s mountain zebra Urias rolls on his back and waves his red-tinged hooves in the air at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park.

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The species is classed as Vulnerable; there is a European Endangered species Programme (EEP) as well as co-operative management of zoo populations world-wide.

Meanwhile, the Zoo’s Asiatic lions were playing a slightly more painful game, with young female Maliya trying to bite the tail of male Lucifer. Let’s hope he likes his partners feisty…

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The Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) is listed as Endangered; there is an EEP for this species, too. Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a registered charity. For more information go to or ring 01803 697500.


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