Animal Encounters

A complimentary tour for our staying guests…

Up close with some of our animals

This is a complimentary tour provided to our staying guests. The tour introduces you to some of the UK’s amazing species we have the privilege of having at our centre. These animals are here for several re-introduction and breeding programmes we are involved in. This guided tour will introduce you to our white storks and water voles, and one of Britain’s smallest mammals the harvest mouse. You will learn about the species and their habitats, their roles in their natural ecosystems (both past and present) and the importance of them in helping prevent any future extinctions in the wild. The tour will end with a visit to the wildcat breeding area, where hopefully, you will get a glimpse of these elusive cats and maybe even their kittens.

Additionally, meet our new arrivals, the European Lynx.
This tour runs either on a Thursday & Saturday morning starting at 9.30am and lasts approximately 1.5 hours. The tour starts at the site office in the camping field and ends at Wild Cat kitchen in the shepherds hut filed. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

The tour involves a gentle walk with frequent stops for talks and to view the animals. Some areas will be muddy so please wear suitable footwear and clothes appropriate for the weather as it will be outdoors most of the time.

White Stork
Water vole


Upcott Grange
Lifton  Devon
PL16 0JS.

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