Park Life Blog

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

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

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens