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: Porphyrio porphyrio
Status: Least Concern
Food: Leaves, shoots, also snails and even eggs from the nests of other water birds.
Population: 780,000-2,910,000
Distribution: Southern Europe
Interesting Fact: Suitable habitats for this species include ponds, lakes, dams, marshes, swamps, rivers, flood-plains, artesian wells, rice fields and sewage farms.

Purple Gallinule

Purple Gallinules have remarkably large feet. They are members of the rail family, their other name being the Purple Swamphen, which gives a clue to where their long toes prove useful.

They are able to walk on floating vegetation, and clamber across reeds and swamps.

They also use their feet to grab young shoots and bring the food towards their beak.

Their diet is mainly vegetable including leaves and shoots, but they will also take snails and even eggs from the nests of other water birds.

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