Wildlife in Cornwall
Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary / St Austell
Wingz is a charity founded by Grenville & Anita Allen which rescues and re-homes exotic animals from ex pets to surplus zoo stock
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.
Falmouth Aquarium (NOW CLOSED) / Falmouth
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 Bird Hospital and Sanctuary / Mousehole
Bird hospital and sanctuary for sick and injured birds
Tamar Valley Donkey Park / Saltash
Home to about 30 donkeys, offers donkey rides, encounters with lots of animals and lots of other family attractions
Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre / Launceston
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 / Newquay
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
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 Wildlife Sanctuary / 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.
National Seal Sanctuary / Helford
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