Living Coasts 'adds £4m' to Torbay economy

Living Coasts
Image caption The attraction opened to the public in 2003

A Devon zoo has contributed more than £4m to the local economy each year, according to a report.

Living Coasts, in Torquay, attracts more than 100,000 people per year and employs 48 full-time members of staff.

Torbay Development Agency, who produced the report, said visitors spent about £2.9m per year in the area.

It said spending from Living Coasts and its staff also contributed towards the £4m.

Living Coasts director Elaine Hayes said: "It is one of a limited number of visitor attractions that supports the Torbay economy all year round."

The attraction opened to the public in 2003.

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