Park Life Blog

Plant of the Month : April 2018

Silver Wattle

Silver Wattle ‘Acacia dealbata’ is a fairly frost-tender tree from South East Australia and Tasmania. The delicate fern-like silvery green leaves... Read more

Animal of the Month : April 2018

Wolverines

Also known as “the glutton” the Wolverine has a fearsome reputation and is reputed to have the most powerful bite... Read more

Plant of the Month : December 2017

Mahonias

Mahonias are popular garden shrubs grown for their attractive architectural leaves and striking displays of yellow flowers at the tip... Read more

Animal of the Month : December 2017

Red Panda

The Red Panda has been associated with the Park for many years and was previously used as our logo. They... Read more

Plant of the Month : October 2017

Pumpkins

Pumpkins belong to the genus Cucurbita (which includes marrows and squashes) and originate from North and South America where they... Read more

Animal of the Month : October 2017

Tarantula

Arachnophobes please look away now! There are over 900 species of Tarantula, ranging from the comparatively small, right up to... Read more

Plant of the Month : October 2017

Angel’s Trumpets

Perhaps the most exotic looking flowers which can be grown in the UK. They are botanically called Brugmansia, having previously been known... Read more

Animal of the Month : October 2017

White Naped Crane

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

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

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens