Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Living Coasts in Torquay have picked up prizes at the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums awards.
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park won the Best Research Project award for a study into gorilla behaviour.
In the Best New Zoo Enclosure category, Paignton Zoo was commended for Crocodile Swamp – described as a wonderful immersive environment for crocodiles – while Living Coasts was commended for Mangrove: Roots of the Sea.
Paignton Zoo received a commendation in the Best PR Project category for its video coverage of the birth of four rare Sumatran tiger cubs in February. Living Coasts took a Best Marketing Project commendation for Penguin Academy for its marketing through the use of an innovative penguin game.