Cornwall has some immense animal attractions and the list is long from creatures of our deep seas through to birds of prey that fly high above us all sorts of animals live here in Cornwall.
There are over 130 different species and the back drop of a lush sub tropical lake side. There are many different exhibitions through out the year, at present there is an amazing rainforest exhibit linking to a beautiful oriental gardens and a new Madagascan walk through taken from the African Savanna.
This is an eye opening experience and will give you a truly new appreciation for the natural world that surrounds us, from creature that inhabit our coast line through to far away animals that live deep on the other side of the world. This is the perfect day out for families on the Cornish coastline.
This is an active rescue centre with 4 different species and 24 individual monkeys that have not had the best start in life. There is not only monkeys here but bats which you can visit in their bat cave. Ideal to bring your little monkeys and learn all about our closest animal relatives.
Screech Owl Sanctuary
St. Column Major
The Sanctuary takes in injured and sick owls from all over the Cornwall area and heals them back to full health before releasing them back into the wild. There is more than just owls, new for 2010 are Shetland ponyís and Meerkats to meet.
National Seal Sanctuary
Gweek, near Helston
This is a Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release centre for seals. They take the sick and hurt seals and try to heal them back to full health and release them back in to there natural environment. Over the average year there are 40 new pups in the sanctuary. Daily shows and presentations take place here including the feeding of the new Penguins that arrived 2010.
(photo by GerardM)
At the centre there are British and Asian Otters being fed by hand daily. As well there are Fallow Deer in the woodland enclosure with Wallabies and Muntjac Deer around the grounds. On the lakes there are waterfowl and peacocks wondering freely around the grounds for you to enjoy.
The National Lobster Hatchery
There is far more to lobsters than you would first think, after you have visited the Lobster Hatchery you will leave with a new found respect for this sea critter as you find out about the problems lobsters face in the wild. You can even adopt one.
Porteath Bee Centre
Making their own honey with there very own bees, you can find out how itís really is made from the flower to the jar. What's more discover why bees are quite so special to our environment and what really makes them buzz.
Springfeild Pony Centre & Fun Park
Not only at there ponyís all over the park that you can groom or go for a ride on, there are Go-karts, rowing boats, giant outdoor astra wave slide, death drop slide and trampolines. All are great for active youngsters and adults to have a grand day out at.
Cornish Bird of Prey Centre
The largest collection of birds of prey in the West Country reside here. The aim of the centre is to give those who wish to learn more about these beautiful animals the chance to come face to face in our relaxing and fun environment.
Sea life Safaris
Making port at Padstow harbour the first part of your safari will be to get on board the very powerful RIB which will be taking you on your trip around the coast. There are great opportunities to see grey seals, dolphins, porpoises, basking sharks and sun fish to only name a few. Apart from the sea life safari there is also mackerel fishing trips or bespoke tours for any occasion.
Trevigue wildlife Conservation
This is a wild life haven with its vast range of plants and animals that can be found on the farm this is due to the contrasting environment which Trevigue consists of. Much of the farm is coastal heath land positioned on the high 750 feet cliffs, the highest in Cornwall. Compared to the inland farm which is hidden in the sheltered valley woodland where Roe Deer, Badgers and Dormice live and share this land with many other animals.
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