Staff at Shaldon Zoo are very excited about the recent successful breeding and rearing of the Critically Endangered Lemur leaf frog which has restricted distribution in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia and featured on the BBC’s Attenborough’s Fabulous Frogs documentary.
On Sunday, May 20 2012, over 7,000 people lined the streets of Shaldon and Teignmouth to see the Olympic Torch’s historic crossing of the Teign Estuary on only its second day on British soil.
Teingmouth’s hometown heroes Muse were surprise guest Torchbearers on the day, delighting the crowds. They’ve since been confirmed as providing the official theme for the Games, the song Survival from their forthcoming album The 2nd Law.
People in Kingsteignton and Shaldon in South Devon are already benefitting from new free walking groups launched as part of Teignbridge Council’s Walk This Way scheme, with another set to follow.
Residents of Shaldon and Ringmore in Devon will celebrate the official opening at 1pm on Friday, 1July 1 of the town’s £8.3 million flood defence scheme.
Four of the area’s resorts and beaches have been recognised by international award schemes, with Dawlish Warren achieving the prestigious Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) Blue Flag award for a historic 13th year.