Paradise Park

Wildlife Sanctuary • Cornwall

Events and things to do throughout the year including Easter Egg Hunts, summer flying displays, Quiz trails around the Park, Halloween Disco and more.

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The gardens are designed to complement the exotic wildlife at Paradise Park, and to provide plenty of nectar for native pollinators.

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Make it a birthday to remember with your choice of four themed party rooms with the birthday child’s name displayed on the door.

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Parrots are intelligent, charismatic and beautiful, but sensitive and demanding – as pets they are a BIG responsibility!

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Conservation at Paradise Park

In recent years three species bred at Paradise Park have been included in release projects...

The World Parrot Trust, started at Paradise Park, is now active around the world. This enables us to work for conservation in the wild as well as at the Park. So far 50 species of parrot in 30 countries have been helped.

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Operation Chough was established at Paradise Park in 1987. The Red-billed Chough is a member of the crow family, distinguished by its glossy black plumage, red legs and elegantly-curved bill.

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At Paradise Park we believe that it is the duty of all who keep rare species to do everything possible to promote a healthy captive population. We work with British, European and international breeding schemes...

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Conservation

As well as a place to admire and breed beautiful species, and raise awareness of their conservation status, we started the World Parrot Trust (www.parrots.org) to help the rarest family of birds, the parrots.

Since 1989 this charity has worked with 50 species of parrots in 30 countries, and advised pet owners on the best ways to give their birds fulfilling lives.

In recent years three species bred at Paradise Park have been included in release projects: The magnificent Red-billed Chough – native to Cornwall, it sadly died out in the 1970s, but a small number returned in 2001. Our choughs have been released in Jersey as part of the ‘Birds on the Edge’ project and can be seen flying free there for the first time in 100 years! The Blue-throated Macaw is the rarest macaw remaining in the wild – in 2013 we sent six young birds to Bolivia for the project set up and run by the World Parrot Trust. Another native species, the Red Squirrel, has bred regularly at Paradise Park with young released on Anglesey. We are hoping that a new conservation project might see them re-established in Cornwall.

Other conservation projects we support include Red Pandas, Black Honey Bees and Barn Owls to name a few.

Red Squirrel Red Panda Training
Blue-throated Macaw Blue-throated Macaw

Red Panda Cubs make journey to Germany

Two Red Panda cubs born at Paradise Park in Hayle have been moved from Paradise Park in Hayle over to Magdeburg Zoo in Germany. When the cubs reach about a year old, it is the right time for them leave their parents. The studbook keeper who manages the movements of this species, which is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ in the wild, chose Magdeburg Zoo to receive the young Red Pandas.

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