Cornish Animal Name Trail 2003 and Cornish National Piskey Reserve at Newquay Zoo


Repost of our 5 March (St Piran’s Day) blog post from 2017 about our 2003 Cornish Animal Names Trail and Piskey Reserve.

Happy St. Pirans Day or Gool Peran Lowen!



dragon maze 1991 year of the maze
A Cornish dragon – 1991 map of our 1983 hedge maze – still standing but time has changed the route through slowly!¬† Blogpost on our maze due shortly…

Blog posted by Mark Norris, (proudly quarter Cornish on my Granny’s side!) Newquay Zoo Archive, St. Piran’s Day, 5th March 2018.



Lions on leaflets at Newquay Zoo


The roar of publicity in 1969 (above) and ¬†1996 …

animal world

How I remember delivering lots of this busy Newquay Animal World morning and afternoon feeding talk timetable c. 1996 …


The lion painted on the Animal World leaflets is probably based on our lion Ross (of 1970s Poldark TV era heritage) who arrived with a female Demelza in the late 1970s from a local St. Columb Major farm as a young lion, donated when the 1977 Dangerous Wild Animals Act came in. Here he is pictured on the back of the 1996 guidebook.

get closer

c. 2012/13 “Get Closer” strapline or slogan, photo stock lion photo …


2015 ”Something to Roar About” (or eat your family at Newquay Zoo) ¬†further developed the “Get Closer” slogan.

What next for our current trio of lions?