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Porfell Wildlife Park

Age group: 3+

Location: SOUTH Cornwall

 

Contact: nr Looe, PL14 4RE

TEL: 01503 220211

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Porfell Wildlife Park is situated just off the B3359 between Looe & Liskeard. Their mission is to provide a safe haven for elderly and problem exotic animals for the rest of their lives.

 

The work of our sanctuary is recognised nationally by zoos, wildlife parks and other organisations. It is a place where families can together experience the wonders of nature through observation, stimulation and discovery.

 

Animals here include ring tailed Lemurs, racoons, an Ocelot, red necked Wallabies, Egyptian fruit Bats as well as the usual array of farm animals. Children will love feeding and petting some of the animals on display!

 

Take a wander through the pleasant woods and discover the wide variety of trees & plants on show. These natural old woods have fine examples of wetland coppice with willow and alder whilst the dry areas support ash, oak and beech. Specially built board-walks allow you to explore more of the marsh areas too.

 

The African Adventure was completed in 2010 after years of planning. It was conceived and developed to reflect how the Maasai people respect the land around them, and so benefit from it. It’s not ‘themed’ – it’s rough around the edges like real Maasai villages are. The huts were built using traditional methods and materials: mud and wicker for the walls and roofs. Inside each hut are displays of Maasai craft, clothing and history.

 

The ethos that drives Porfell can be summed up in three points; promote conservation throughout, entertainment (show the world in all its glory) and education – teach people why it’s important to respect the environment.

Looe 8 miles, Liskeard 8 miles, Bodmin 11 miles