Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre

Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre

Just outside the North Cornwall village of North Petherwin is Petherwin Wood, on the west bank of the peaceful Bolesbridge Water. Petherwin Wood is home to one of the most unique wildlife habitats in England, the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre.

The Centre is operated by the Otter Trust, a charity devoted to conserving and breeding native British otters and reintroducing them into the wild. The Centre also acts as a sanctuary for orphaned otter cubs, looking after them until they are able to look after themselves. The Centre also has a resident population of Asian Short Clawed Otters.

As the name suggests, the Centre is not devoted solely to otters, but is also home to several other species of wildlife, including peacocks, wallabies, meerkats, servals, polecats, chipmunks, harvest mice, and a variety of water fowl.

In addition, three types of deer wander freely around the 21 acre woodland enclosure, including the tiny Muntjac deer. There are several types of owls to see, and 9 varieties of birds of prey including a tame kestrel, Harris hawk, and buzzard. There is a special bird watching area.


North Petherwin

Nr. Launceston


PL15 8GW

Tel: 01566 785646

Email: info@tamarotters.co.uk