Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre



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Visitors to this wildlife centre will see British and Asian short-clawed otters in large natural enclosures. They will also be able to see fallow and Muntjac deer, and wallabies roaming around the grounds. There are also owls, a pair of Scottish wild cats, peacocks, and a large selection of waterfowl on two lakes. Otters are fed at noon and 3pm and this is accompanied by an informative talk. Bird of prey talk and handling sessions at 11.30am and 2.30pm. Chipmunks, meerkats and polecats on site too.

Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre
North Petherwin, LAUNCESTON, PL15 8GW
Phone : 01566 785646


  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Steep slope to otter pens/woodland walk
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open Apr-Oct, daily 10.30-6. Opens Good Fri if earlier than 1 Apr

About the area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.

In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.

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