Park Life Blog

Plant of the Month : August 2017

Aeonium Arboreum ‘Zwartkop’

Aeoniums are a genus of woody-stemmed succulents, consisting of over 30 species. They belong to the Crassulaceae family and originate... Read more

Animal of the Month : August 2017

African Crested Porcupine

Located in their themed African exhibit which they share with a group of inquisitive Dwarf Mongooses, we have our Crested... Read more

Plant of the Month : July 2017

Hemerocalis or Day Lilies

Hemerocalis otherwise known as Day Lilies aren’t really Lilies at all, but their common name comes from the fact that... Read more

Animal of the Month : July 2017

Giant Tortoises

For the more sedate visitor, our group of Giant Tortoises is a must see on any trip to the Park. These... Read more

Plant of the Month : May 2017

Eucalyptus

The first Eucalyptus trees were planted in our Madagascar enclosure in 2013 to replace the original Cherry trees. The cherry... Read more

Animal of the Month : May 2017

Lemurs!

Lemurs are a unique family of primates that can only be found on the island of Madagascar, situated off the... Read more

Plant of the Month : April 2017

Magnolias

Magnolias are spectacular flowering trees and shrubs predominantly originating in Asia. We have assembled a varied collection of the deciduous... Read more

Animal of the Month : April 2017

Ostrich

The Ostrich is the largest bird on earth, standing up to 2.75 metres high and weighing in at a hefty... Read more

Plant of the Month : March 2017

Hellebores

Hellebores have become very popular with gardeners in recent years, and plant breeders have produced some stunning crosses in a... Read more

Animal of the Month : March 2017

Leaf Cutter Ants

Without a doubt, the busiest animal to be found at the Park must be our colony of Leaf Cutter Ants. The... Read more

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens