The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is a zoo-like reserve located across the road from the Farley Hill National Park in a natural mahogany wood. It is known as the animal kingdom of Barbados. What makes this experience amazing is that only a few of the animals are caged so you can see the animals roaming around freely in their natural environment, while being able to interact with them up close. The wildlife you will come across include the Barbados Green Monkey, birds (for example parrots and sparrows), snakes, iguanas and non-native animals such as the armadillo. This attraction is not only great for adults but for children as well, meaning it’s an attraction the entire family can enjoy.
What is great about the Reserve is that some of the animals threatened with extinction, are provided a wonderful environment to thrive. The reserve has a great respect for nature, research and conservation. Feeding time for the animals is usually around 2 every afternoon and it is at this point that the animals are livelier. The Green monkeys are free to come and go as the please but they usually return around feeding time. The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is open daily from 10 to 5, same hours as the Grenade Hall Forest and Signal Station, and also has a snack restaurant available and open from Monday to Friday. Patrons have to be sure to look carefully between the trees as the animals tend to blend in well with the surrounding environment. Also, the animals are wild and should be treated with caution. For more information, contact 422-8826.
“Barbados wildlife reserve”– David G
For the price this is actually quite unique in that you get up close to the wildlife. Tortoise taken over the place but great to see monkeys having fun in the little pools of water and also feeding time at 2 PM was great with the animals so close. Smell was a bit overpowering but overall a good place to spend an hour or so. Took local buses which was an experience not to be missed!
“Great couple of hours spent” – Chantel S
We took a spontaneous visit to the reserve and was nicely surprised with how comfortable the animals seemed around us. There are quite a few that wonder around freely, such as turtles, peacocks and a type of deer I believe. The younger ones were excited by these and the older ones were excited by the reptiles! Quite an enjoyable day out!
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