Conservation & Education

Many animals, and the habitats in which they live, are in danger of disappearing, principally due to pressures put on them by human activities including hunting and the clearance of land for building and agriculture. These factors are compounded by natural environmental pressures and increasing recent concern over pollution and global changes in climate.

Beale Wildlife Park is committed to the conservation of rare and endangered species and believes that the protection of these animals, plants and ecosystems is vitally important. By caring for and supporting conservation initiatives we are able to contribute to species and habitat survival.

The Park currently manages six main projects and supports others, each of which falls into a different category or type of conservation initiative. These categories are listed below:

1) Breeding – the breeding of animals to preserve the species for the future and for their re-introduction back into the wild if and when suitable conditions allow.

2) Gene pool (studbook) – acting as hosts to animals from other collections to assist in their breeding initiatives, designed to maintain or increase numbers of rare and endangered species.

3) Sponsorship – donations made by the Park in support of initiatives by other conservation organisations.

4) Practical Support – the loan or provision of Beale Wildlife Park resources, either manpower or equipment, in support of conservation initiatives.

Park News

Bee Keeping Update

Bee Keeping Update

With the warmer weather, our honey bees are now active again and the queen will be reaching her greatest rate of lay this month. Our beekeeper, Rod Hogg, has installed further hives in our orchard...

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Summer Zoo Academy bookings live

Summer Zoo Academy bookings live

Looking for a holiday club with a difference? Zoo Academy offers a unique experience for 6-12 year-olds. With an immersive zookeeper experience and a hands-on conservation project, it’s the perfect...

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