Porfell Wildlife Park
It offers sanctuary to more than 250 animals from around the world. They might be neglected, injured, imported illegally or simply no longer wanted. For whatever reason they come to us, they’re always welcome.
Since 1989, we’ve created homes designed to suit each species’ individual needs. The result is a living attraction quite unlike a zoo. Here children (and adults!) can get up close to wildlife, feed the animals, touch them and learn all about the natural world.
Porfell was built on a unique and sensitive partnership between the unspoilt natural beauty of our rich environment and the practical sensible needs of both animals and visitors. Our mission has always been to provide a safe haven for elderly and problem exotic animals for the rest of their lives. The work of our sanctuary is recognised internationally by zoos, wildlife parks and many other environmental organisations.
We are committed to developing and maintaining a special attraction which will embody three main objectives: conservation, entertainment and education. We believe that through entertainment and education we can inspire people to take conservation seriously. We also believe that animals are not on this earth to entertain us, but their very existence is a source of wonder and amazement. That’s why we take in animals of all types at all stages of their life: the ‘cute’ and the ‘ugly’ (whatever those phrases mean), the healthy and the frail…
Here at our animal sanctuary you’ll see groups of single sex animals, such as ring-tailed lemurs and elderly animals like our dear old brown lemurs in retirement in a nice heated enclosure. You’ll also see some who breed freely, like the meerkats. Then there are the old favorites like zebra, capybara, owls and coatis. All enjoy environments created to suit their individual needs.
A good example of our approach are the Black lemurs – we have registered to become part of the E.E.P. European Endangered species programme to help these very rare lemurs. They are past their breeding prime at the age of 27 but are helping us to highlight the plight of the Black Lemurs of Madagascar.
All the expenses associated with caring for animals are paid from visitors admission and other sales plus the generosity of animal lovers. Help us to continue with improvements and build new facilities for more animals to be permanently in our care: become a Friend of Porfell, adopt an animal or make a donation.
Porfell is a place where visitors can experience the wonders of nature through observation, stimulation and discovery. We are a tireless campaigner for the long-term protection of our environment and the responsible breeding of endangered species.