Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre, is a small sanctuary for exotic animals and birds of prey. As well as a hospital unit for the treatment of wild raptors (not on display), the centre is home to over 30 different species of Bird of prey, Primate, Reptile, Invertebrate, Raccoons, Cats and many more. The centre started by rescuing birds of prey and animals for many years, a home for just a few unwanted animals and birds the centre soon began to take in more and more rescued animals then became open to the public.

The centre aims to rehabilitate all the animals that come into it’s care, hopefully reintroducing them back into the wild. Some of the animals taken in have never seen their own kind before, this can have terrible effects on species such as primates as they are naturally sociable. Some animals have not been fed the correct food, Some kept in the wrong type of housing and some of the birds come in never having been able to stretch their wings or see day light.

Animal Friends have donated Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre through the Employee Of The Month scheme and the Animal Friends charity facebook competition. Read blog entry by Gentleshaw.