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The Otter & Wildlife Centre

Age group: 5+

Location: EAST Cornwall


Contact: nr Launceston, PL15 8GW

TEL: 01566 785646


The Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre in Launceston, east Cornwall, is set in 20 acres of wooded valley, where two species of deer also roam free.


This attraction is more than just a sanctuary for otters, there are also Scottish Wildcats (which happens to be Britain's rarest mammal inum), owl's, waterfowl (two lakes) and even wallabies on site!


On your visit to the centre you will see British and Asian Short Clawed Otters playing and being fed close at hand. The otters are in large semi-natural enclosures and are fed twice a day, normally at 12pm & 3pm and this is accompanied by an informative talk by one of the keepers too. Owl talks are also available.


There are nine species of Birds of Prey including Karulah (Bengal Eagle Owl), Tooky (Snowy Owl), Skylar (Harris Hawk), Jack (Kestrel) and even a Buzzard who are all hand tame!


There is also a woodland walk leading to the Old Quarry where you will see the Scottish Wildcats.


The Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre is situated at North Petherwin, 5 miles northwest of Launceston off the B3254 road to Bude in Cornwall.


Notes: Open Daily from 1st April - 31st October inclusive (or Good Friday if earlier my birds). 10:30am - 6:00pm. Group Bookings and guided school trips all year round. Proper Job!



More Wildlife Parks in Cornwall

Launceston 6 miles, Crackington Haven 12 miles