Monday, 25 July 2011
New Forest Wildlife Park
Today we went to the New Forest Wildlife Park. We arrived as it opened at 10am and finally left at 3pm having had a great time.
The park was previously called the New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park and here's some of the information from their website.
The New Forest Wildlife Park covers twenty-five scenic acres of ancient woodland. It is set within the New Forest Heritage area, designated a National Park in 2005.
A wander in our Park will reveal a wonderful range of wildlife - in natural surroundings. Here we have 3 species Eurasian, Asian Short Claw and North American River otter; European wolf, 12 species of owls, badgers, foxes and deer. Other mammals to be seen are polecats, mink, pine martens and highly endangered Scottish wildcat, lynx, wallaby and wild boar.
We are happy to report that we saw them ALL and we didn't have too be ultra patient or excellent wildlife spotters. Here are some we captured on photo
An owl (the first one we spotted)
Otters (very large, I think Asian Short claw)
Butterflies in the amazing house
Otters (Eurasian I think)
Otters (North American possibly)
Very tame deer of all sorts
Lesser spotted binocular wearer
And spectacularly .... The Lynx
All that for under £26 for all of us.
What a fabulous day out, we highly recommend it.