Easter is all about frogs at Paignton Zoo
Children visiting Paignton Zoo over the Easter weekend will be able to tackle two tasty activity trails, pick up a free chocolate frog and be in with a chance of winning a £50 shopping spree in the Zoo’s Living World Gift Shop.
The Chocolate Frogs Easter Trail will run from Good Friday, April 2 to Monday, April 5
Paignton Zoo spokesperson Phil Knowling told the Devon Week: “Follow the trails, answer the froggy questions and hand in your completed trails. Children taking part will get a free Cadbury’s Freddo. All the completed and correct trails will be entered into a prize draw – the lucky winner will get a £50 shopping spree in the Zoo’s Living World Gift Shop. The winner will be selected on Tuesday, April 6.”
The frog theme is in celebration of the soo’s Amphibian Ark and the work it does to save endangered amphibians.
Phil said: “Frogs are in danger around the world – we wanted to get the message across but still have some fun. Out of the world’s 6,000 known amphibian species, 32 per cent are threatened with extinction, compared to 22 per cent of mammal species.”
Paignton Zoo’s Amphibian Ark species rescue and reintroduction centre opened in August 2009 with the aim of saving rare amphibians from extinction. Paignton Zoo Curator of Lower Vertebrates and Invertebrates Mike Bungard has made trips to Tanzania and Trinidad to help set up conservation projects.