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 Pumpkin Trail and more.

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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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We want children to get as much as possible from a visit – wildlife education, inspiration about the natural world and active fun.

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Latin Name: Parabuteo unicinctus
Status: Least Concern
Food: Small creatures including birds, lizards, mammals, and large insects
Population: Wild population is declining due to habitat loss
Distribution: Americas
Interesting Fact: Will hunt in cooperative groups of two to six

Harris Hawk

Most birds of prey are solitary hunters, but the Harris Hawk is remarkable for hunting in cooperative ‘packs’, which are usually family groups. This means they can also take down larger prey such as adult Jackrabbits.

They live in sparse woodland and semi-desert, as well as marshes (with some trees) in some parts of their range, including mangrove swamps. Although the wild population is declining due to habitat loss, under some circumstances, they have been known to move into developed areas.

Both our hawks are males, one was bred here and the other came from the Cotswold Falconry Centre.

In the summer months you can see the Harris Hawks fly free. Andros and Anara regularly appear in our ‘Eagles of Paradise’ display.

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