Park Life Blog

Animal of the Month : August 2019

Yellow Armadillos

Armadillo

A real keepers favourite, the yellow Armadillos are possibly one of the most popular animals at the Park. Our pair... Read more

Animal of the Month : July 2019

Chapman’s Zebra

Chapman's Zebra

The Zebra has long been the emblem of the Cotswold Wildlife Park and they have been a familiar sight at the... Read more

Animal of the Month : June 2019

Giant Anteater

Anteater

These bizarre creatures are native to South America and have a wide and varied range – from humid rainforest to... Read more

Animal of the Month : May 2019

Crowned Sifaka

Named after its call – Shii – fak! (be very careful how you say this!) the Crowned Sifaka is a... Read more

Animal of the Month : April 2019

Ostriches

Female Ostrich

The Ostrich is the largest living bird, standing over 2.5 metres tall and weighing in at 110 kg. They are... Read more

Animal of the Month : February 2019

White Naped Crane

The stunning White Naped Crane is native to East Asia and was once far more widespread than today. It breeds... Read more

Animal of the Month : December 2018

Cassowary

We were delighted to receive the Park’s first Cassowary, a young male. The Cassowary is an impressive member of the flightless... Read more

Animal of the Month : November 2018

The Frilled Dragon

Frilled dragon lizard

The Frilled Dragon Lizard is a spectacular beast that when agitated would grace any dinosaur or alien movie. The males... Read more

Animal of the Month : October 2018

Bats

Bats

Bats have been the subject of many superstitions and horror stories. They are one of the most numerous mammals in the world. In... Read more

Animal of the Month : September 2018

Bali Starling

Bali Starling

The Bali Starling is a bird of many aliases – Bali Mynah, Rothschild’s Mynah, Rothschild’s Starling and even the Jalak... Read more

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens