Park Life Blog

Plant of the Month : August 2019

Aechmea fasciata

Aechmea fasciata

Otherwise known as the ‘Urn plant’ or ‘Silver Vase Plant, Aechmea fasciata can be seen flowering outdoors during the summer... Read more

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

Plant of the Month : July 2019

Arid Beds

Arid bed

During early summer our gardens team have the prickly, but exciting task of moving our extensive collection of succulents and... 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

Plant of the Month : June 2019

Verbascum

During July spectacular bright yellow candelabras of Verbascum olympicum emerge. These can be seen to great effect punctuating the Grass... 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

Plant of the Month : May 2019

Alliums

Rhino on the Lawn

This picture of our Rhinos along with a sea of Allium ‘Purple Sensation’ was taken by local, internationally renowned photographer... 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

Plant of the Month : April 2019

Panolas

Pansies

Panolas are a hybrid between pansies and violas noted for their vigour, cold hardiness and abundance of flower, making them... 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

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens