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“Enjoyable but not big enough to be called a 'reserve'”

Barbados Wildlife Reserve
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Owner description: See the wildlife of the tropics: hares, otters and lots of monkeys.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed April 30, 2014

We visited the wildlife reserve as part of a day tour in a small group. As they were expecting guests, they had fed the animals by putting lots of fresh veg in a group feeding hole so all the tortoises, monkeys, deer etc. were conveniently located in one side of the park which was good for photo opportunities. But the park is generally not very big at all so even without the feeding I think finding animals would have been easy.

Although given a map, the iguana/bird area was not well signposted and half our party missed it completely. There was also no complete list of animals so we were quite surprised when we saw caiman (look like crocodiles) in one of the water holes.

Sadly, the reserve did not look too well cared for. The snake enclosures were adequate (except for the python whose enclosure was huge to fit the HUGE snake inside - very impressive), but the birds were in cages that looked far too small for them. I was also concerned by the lack of water in the park for the animals. I understand that at our time of visit Barbados was experiencing lower than average rainfall but surely that should merit more water for the animals.

Thank angelfish2222
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

I would not recommend visiting all the animals are trapped in tight cages and are not cared for very well. Most of the animals were not there as they were hiding. There is not many animals to see and it is very boring as there is not much to do. There is no café or shop there also it is expensive and very boring for kids and adults.

2  Thank Brooke H
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a must for children, the sheer delight of sitting just two feet from numerous wild animals and having a monkey sitting on the fence next to you is a delight, time and patience
Is what you need and the animals will just walk around you.

Thank Hazel C
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We enjoyed our time at the wildlife reserve.deer, mara The monkeys are free to come and go best time to go at 2 p.m. when they feed the animals. it is actually 2.00 pm very busy with visitors but by 2.15 everyone leaves you are surrounded with deers ,tortoises an monkeys eating together it was like a scene from snow white ,kids loved it,

It's a relaxing park where you get up close to the animals and also a caged area for the birds and snakes.

Overall I would suggest a visit. It was a unique experience

1  Thank elifff
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

It's a little scary at first being so close to the animals but also such a wonderful experience. yes don't try to touch the monkeys or any other animal for that matter (what are you 3?) It's nice to admire the animals roaming around, but I feel bad for the birds. Just as others have said the birds are in cages that seem far too small for them. Would be nice if they could fly around free like they have in some other reserves. But then maybe we would never see them?

Thank Slovebunny
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