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Ark Wildlife Park

252 Reviews

Ark Wildlife Park

252 Reviews
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I visited The Ark with my husband and our 2 grandchildren and had an amazing time. We were sensible enough to take our wellies as it had rained the day before and with so much rain recently we knew it could be muddy, but that all added to the fun. All the animals are rescued
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I booked a Lynx encounter for me and my partner a while back. The day finally came round today. What an amazing little park! The work they are doing is Fantastic, all the animals are rescued, some from awful backgrounds. Unlike a lot of zoos the animals aren’t attractions/ cash
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Today was one of the best days ever. I had a fox encounter and a Coati encounter and couldn't recommend them higher, if you love animals, this is a must. To get so close to wonderful creatures is amazing, plus you're helping to keep the park running. You haven't lived until
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So the Winter charge of £5 entry I suppose is set because most areas have limited access due to flooded and muddy walk ways. No direction signs anywhere - I guessed that I need to go through a awkward metal gate to visit the pond area - The pond area is inaccessible if you are
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Response from Rudolph C, Owner at Ark Wildlife Park
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Thanks for taking the time to write this. Due to well publicised flooding issues on our Facebook page and in the news (we have even had fire engines out to assist) we have had some issues with mud. As you would have seen we have spent hours and hours covering the site in bark chip and paving slabs. To draw to your attention (as the signs in reception state), this is not simply down to the amount of rain we have had but an issue off site with the drainage which has meant the Ark has been underwater for weeks. We are working tirelessly to sort this but being a rescue we dont have a bottomless pit of money. Even if we did it would be pointless to cover the site in concrete or something as this would divert flood water into the animal enclosures and also should never have been a problem, its down to drainage, and now fixed will not be an issue again. So total waste of time and money to do this when money could be spent on the animals. The paths are more than acceptable to the hundreds of visitors who have been to the Ark since the flooding occurred and the water is draining well now. I am not sure how you expect us the address this?? As for signage, there is a huge sign as you enter the park, all the barns are labelled and you would have been provided with an A4 map free of charge on your arrival. All the animals have clear signage and information points and also there is information on their stories as we are a rescue sanctuary. Meerkats have a double barn door open to them exposing them to direct sunlight which fully complies with welfare regulations, in deed we had our zoo licence inspection recently and passed with flying colours. They also have a heated indoor quarters and spot light for bathing, so actually have more access to heat and sun that is recommended! I am not sure what has made you come to the conclusion the rabbits are miserable?? They have spacious enclosures far larger than recommended (as do all the animals at the Ark), and are also far far better than the tiny hutches they came from. Again, these are rescue animals! Offering them burrowing directly would mean they would escape? They have access to a deep layer of sawdust that they can scratch around in and they have boxes full of hay and straw to rummage. Find this comment odd as our extensive visits to zoos and wildlife parks, we cant recall ever seeing rabbits with access to proper digging areas or there would be rabbits on the loose. Happy to hear any constructive suggestions you may have one this from your suggested knowledge on the matter. Anyway, thanks for supporting the sanctuary. Anyone else reading this please read other reviews, we have some lovely people visit us that give us some excellent feedback and really help us to carry on with the rescue program at the sanctuary. We are only part way into 2020 and have already taken on 3 animals in need and we will continue to do so whilst providing an award winning attraction to our visitors.
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Had the pleasure of meeting Sox today with a voucher for the fox encounter. Have to say it really was very good. The lady who took us in was very knowledgeable and talked and explained all about the foxes in their care, and also a few of the other animals. I cannot believe some
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