Coolwood Wildlife Park
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Coolwood Wildlife Park is located in Killarney, County Kerry. It consists of a 10 acres Wildlife Park, 40 acres of Wildlife Sanctuary childrens playground and a coffee shop. The park is ideal for school tours, family outings and corporate day trips.
Coolwood is a 50 acre complex, with a 10 acres Wildlife Park and 40 acres of Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Wildlife Sanctuary:
This area is heavily wooded and is a stronghold of the red squirrel, sparrow hawks, dippers and the more common native wildlife species. It is an ideal place to take the family for a visit with a children’s playground and wonderful picnic areas with some spectacular views.
The Wildlife Park:
The park inhabitants are many and varied, many being a long way from home but all enjoying the pleasant surroundings in this thoughtfully managed facility. Here you can meet many animal favourites including monkeys, lemurs, meerkats, and raccoons. There is a large bird of prey collection, a pets corner, fancy fowl and pigeons, and a waterfowl collection of carolina and mandarin duck, black swans and geese etc.
School Tours at Coolwood Wildlife Park offer a unique and enjoyable learning experience to children of all ages. Tour guide Liz Buckley is on hand to welcome visitors on arrival. Liz gives background information on all the inhabitants and is more than willing to arrange photographic opportunities at all times. They suggest a small bag for collection of feathers and leaves for the nature table back at the school.
They provide children’s worksheets with additional notes for teachers, opportunity to hold small animals, rabbit, guinea pig, chicks etc, picnic area where children can enjoy packed lunches, supervised children’s playground and toilet facilities.
Coolwood Wildlife Park is located in Killarney, County Kerry.