South Lakes Wild Animal Park

(See also Dalton-in-Furness)

White rhinocerous courtesy of South Lakes Wild Animal ParkThe 14-acre South Lakes Wild Animal Park is a center for conservation, breeding, and education. It has more than one hundred species of animals located in the park according to which continent they come from. Some examples are white rhinoceros, giraffe, and cheetah from Africa. From Australia come kangaroos, emu, and wallabies. Rare animals at the park include the red panda, maned wolves, and tamarins. There are a number of types of birds, many wandering free. Parrots, pheasants, and waterfowl make their presence known.

Sumatran Tiger courtesy of South Lakes Wild Animal ParkThe Park is a tiger conservation centre for the rare Amur and Sumatran tigers. The Amur Tiger is the largest of the 5 remaining sub-species of tiger while the Sumatran is the smallest. Go at feeding time to see the tigers climb a tree to get their food.

Rock Wallaby courtesy of South Lakes Wild Animal ParkOther attractions include an Andean bear breeding facility, water features and elevated walkways that shows off the African lions.

A farm area and petting corner for children as well as a miniature railway and adventure playground make for a full day of fun.

South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Located at Broughton Road, Dalton-in-Furness Signposted from the A590.
Tel. 01229 466086.
David Gill with a treat for one of the giraffes by Tony Richards Lakeland CamOpen: daily, year round, 10am–5pm; last entry 4.15 pm.
Bus service from the main bus terminal at Tudor Square.
E-Mail: office@wildanimalpark.co.uk
Website: www.wildanimalpark.co.uk

Note: Please check opening times and dates before visiting in case of changes.

Photo courtesy of South Lakes Wild Animal Park and Tony Richards

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