Wildlife in Cornwall

  • Porfell Wildlife Park

    Cornwall’s biggest exotic animal sanctuary. Located only a few miles from Looe in South East Cornwall itoffers sanctuary to many different animals from around the world. They might be neglected, injured, imported illegally or simply no longer wanted. For whatever reason they come to us, they’re always welcome.

  • National Lobster Hatchery - Padstow

    Centre set up to conserve the local lobster population and preserve marine biodiversity. Lobsters are raised from eggs through the most vunerable stage of their life cycle before being released back into the wild. The visitor centre is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.

  • Small aquarium located in a four-storey town house in the heart of Falmouth. Wide range of tanks and exhibits including an interesting assortment of tropical species on the ground floor and native Cornish species upstairs.

  • Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital

    Bird hospital and sanctuary for sick and injured birds

  • Donkey!

    Home to about 30 donkeys, offers donkey rides, encounters with lots of animals and lots of other family attractions

  • Tamar Otter Centre

    Delightful attraction for all the family and the only place in the West Country where British otters are bred on a regular basis

  • Screech Owl Sanctuary

    The sanctuary provides care and rehabilitation for wild sick and injured owls within Cornwall, and ensures their safe release back to the wild where possible

  • Monkey Sanctuary - Looe

    Home to a social colony of woolly monkeys and a small group of rescued capuchin monkeys, provides advice and support for primate rescue centres around the world

  • Paradise Park - Hayle

    Paradise Park carries out conservation work on native UK species, including the Cornish Chough, Otters, Owls, and Red Squirrels.
    It is also home to rare and endangered parrots, and is an excellent and informative day out for any family.

  • Grey Seal

    The National Seal Sanctuary is a haven for injured and orphaned seal pups set on the picturesque Helford Estuary in the lovely village of Gweek

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