Park Life Blog

Plant of the Month : January 2017

Winter Gardens

The large island beds which lie between the Owls, Siamangs and the Emus have been packed with plants chosen to... Read more

Animal of the Month : January 2017

Binturong

A new species for the Park is the mysterious Binturong. From the forests of South East Asia, where it spends... Read more

Plant of the Month : December 2016

Whisky Barrels!

Earlier on this year we renewed many of the wooden barrels used as planters around the staff car park (near the... Read more

Animal of the Month : December 2016

Reindeer

The Reindeer or “Caribou” is surely one of the most recognisable animals at the Park. Whilst waiting for their call from... Read more

Plant of the Month : December 2016

Bamboo

This is the time of year when those plants that have been overshadowed by their showier summer flowering companions, come... Read more

Animal of the Month : December 2016

Eastern White pelicans

New to the Park are five Eastern White Pelicans. These huge birds can weigh up to 15 kilos and have a... Read more

Plant of the Month : October 2016

Birch Trees

Most Birch leaves turn a rich yellow and provide a fine autumn display.  They also have beautiful and interesting bark that... Read more

Animal of the Month : October 2016

Black Mamba

If you dare to enter the Reptile house at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, you may have a close encounter with... Read more

Plant of the Month : September 2016

Salvias

There are nearly 1000 species of Salvia, ranging from the familiar culinary sage, to shrubs, hardy perennials and annuals. Most... Read more

Animal of the Month : September 2016

Pallas Cat

The Pallas Cat is thought to be the ancestor of the domestic Persian cat. First described by German explorer Peter... Read more

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens