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Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Duration: Half Day

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the animal kingdom during your holiday in Barbados on this memorable tour of the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. See hundreds of native birds, animals and reptiles in their natural habitats and observe the island’s famous Green Monkeys at close range. This is a great day out for the whole family.

Nestled in a natural mahogany wood, near Farley Hill National Park in the parish of St. Peter, the Barbados Wildlife Reserve is a tropical haven for hundreds of Caribbean plants and animals, all of which thrive in their natural environment. You can spot all kinds of native wildlife roaming or flying freely around the park, and there are few cages so the animals and birds can be observed as they eat, play and interact with the other creatures.

The walk-in aviary is one of the highlights of the reserve. Hundreds of brightly-coloured tropical birds, flamingos, parakeets, peacocks, brown pelicans, sparrows and other bid species thrive amongst the exotic trees and plants, which provide the perfect environment for them to live in. Reptile lovers will appreciate the vast collection of snakes (which are kept safely in cages), as well as caimans, red-footed tortoises, large land turtles and Cuban iguanas in the Iguana Sanctuary.

The reserve’s main attraction is the rare Green Monkeys, which originated from Senegal and Gambia in West Africa. Watch these adorable creatures sleeping in their mahogany treetop beds, swinging from the branches and playing in the nearby Grenade Hall forest. Don’t miss feeding time when they are given fresh fruit and grains to eat. This is the perfect opportunity to watch and take photos of these energetic primates.

Other animals that are likely to be spotted in the reserve include Brocket deer, armadillos, racoons, otters and many other creatures. Look carefully amongst the bushes and the trees as you walk through along the shady paths, although please remember that these animals are not tame so unexpected noises may frighten them away. You will be amazed at the beauty and diversity of Barbados’ wildlife.

For a change of scenery, enjoy the tranquillity of the forest at Grenade Hall, which dates back to the 1800s. Learn about a multitude of plants, and their origin and medicinal properties. You will also learn how messages used to be sent across the island via signals along a line of towers, one of which you can climb for a magnificent view of the entire island.

A visit to Barbados Wildlife Reserve is a wonderful way to support a project that is devoted to loving and respecting the island’s wildlife as well as research and conservation.

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