In case you were wondering, Barbados does not have a zoo. Actually we have something even better – a wildlife reserve!
The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is located in a natural mahogany wood across the road from the Farley Hill National Park in the northern parish of St. Peter.
Here you have a unique opportunity to stroll freely through the Reserve watching the animals at close range and in their own natural environment. There are few cages and the animals can be observed as they eat, play and interact with the other animals.
What types of animals will you spot here?
- The Barbados Green Monkeys are common and are especially popular at the afternoon feeding time. Note that the monkeys are free to leave the reserve and often do so during the day.
- Birds vary from colorful parrots, flamingoes and peacocks to brown pelicans and sparrows. The walk-through aviary is a special treat!
- Reptile lovers will appreciate the collection of snakes (these are in cages!), iguanas, turtles and tortoises.
- Non-native animals include the Brocket Deer, agouti, caiman (looks like an alligator) and armadillo.
This is a great Barbados attraction for the whole family, with children in particular having a wonderful time. Be sure to make a visit to the Wildlife Reserve part of your Barbados vacation.
Your entrance fee to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve also gains admission to the adjoining Grenade Hall Forest and Signal Station so be sure to head over there once you’ve completed your tour of the reserve.