Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Is there a Barbados zoo? No, actually we have something even better - a wildlife reserve!

If you wanted to visit somewhere where you could see a number of exotic animals and have the feeling as though you were on safari, then you should visit The Barbados Wildlife Reserve. The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is located in the north of the island in the parish of St. Peter and is surrounded by the mahogany woods. The reserve is located directly in front of Farley Hill National Park.
green monkey wild life reserve
Here there are many animals caged or otherwise for your viewing pleasure. Just by taking a relaxing stroll through the reserve you can see these animals interacting with each other, eating and playing.
Make sure to walk with your cameras to get photos of our famous Green Monkeys. These beautiful creatures come out in numbers at feeding time common and are especially popular at the afternoon feeding time. They are many birds on location as well, parrots, peacocks, sparrows, pelicans and flamingoes. These slithery, scaly guys are not for the faint hearted, yes I am speaking about the reptiles. Snakes,caiman,tortoises, turtles andiguanas. There are a few animals not usually found on island that you would see there, armadillo, deer and agouti. 

This is somewhere the whole family should visit together; it can be visited by local and visitors as well guaranteeing everyone a wonderful time. The next time you’re on vacation be sure visit to the Wildlife Reserve. The admission covers the reserve and the Grenade Hall Forest and Signal station, so make and get your monies worth and visit both for the price of one.

The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is located in a natural mahogany wood across the road from the Farley Hill National Park in the northern parish of St. Peter.


Here you have a unique opportunity to stroll freely through the Reserve watching the animals at close range and in their own natural environment. There are few cages and the animals can be observed as they eat, play and interact with the other animals.

What types of animals will you spot here?

  • The Barbados Green Moneys are common and are especially popular at the afternoon feeding time. Note that the monkeys are free to leave the reserve and often do so during the day.
  • Birds vary from colourful parrots, flamingoes and peacocks to brown pelicans and sparrows. The walk-through aviary is a special treat!
  • Reptile lovers will appreciate the collection of snakes (these are in cages!), iguanas, turtles and tortoises.
  • Non-native animals include the Brocket Deer, agouti, caiman (looks like an alligator) and armadillo.

This is a great Barbados attraction for the whole family, with children in particular having a wonderful time. Be sure to make a visit to the Wildlife Reserve part of your Barbados vacation.

Your entrance fee to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve also gains admission to the adjoining Grenade Hall Forest & Signal Station so be sure to head over there once you've completed your tour of the reserve.

Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Portland, St. Peter
Tel: 246-422-8826

Opening Hours: 
Daily from 10am - 5pm
Feeding time: 2pm daily 


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