Monkeys And Caribbean Wildlife"
The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is one of the most popular natural
attractions on the island, set among the northern hills in the
parish of St. Peter. As far as the north of this island is concerned,
it’s about as far inland as you can get.
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For shear entertainment value,
this animal reserve is a treat for adults and children alike and it is
welcome break from the hot days spent by the pool or beach.
I would just like to clear up something before we dive into what this
Barbados tourist attraction has to offer.
I have notice that
a number of visitors are mistakenly calling this attraction
Barbados Wildlife Preserve".
understandable error of course but I would just like to make sure you
guys have it right before you visit this lovely attraction.
So it is "Reserve"
not Preserve. Ok now lets proceed with the good stuff...the details! :
What Does The Barbados Wildlife
Reserve Have To Offer?
Wildlife Reserve is a great barbados tourist attraction to keep the
entire family entertained for the whole day.
This animal reserve is open almost every day of the year
am to 5:00 pm with the last entry to the park at
inside the reserve you’re going to be quite taken back by the way in
which they have organised this attraction.
This mahogony woodland
opened as a primate research center in 1985 and whilst it is very
a zoo, the wildlife reserve in Barbados does go one step further by
allowing you to walk amongst the free-roaming animals far
Cages are only used to protect visitors from the slightly
more dangerous animal exhibits here.
If you are looking for an
insight into what the wildlife of Barbados would have looked like in
the past, this reserve provides you with this unique opportunity.
exhibitions include a walk-through aviary where you will view the
several other equally magnificently plumed birds.
You will also spot the colorfully feathered peacocks roaming
throughout the reserve or maybe perched on a tree branch nearby.
the main attraction that everyone is so keen to see in the reserve is
famous Green Monkeys.
These mischievous monkeys definitely
what side their bread is buttered as they use the wildlife reserve as a
guaranteed refreshment stop on a daily basis.
The best time to
catch these cute primates is around 2:00
pm, which is their feeding
time. Other times of the day they leave the reserve to wreak
other parts of the island.
Other attractions include a reptile
house where you can glimpse iguanas,
don’t worry as these are safely tucked away in cages for you.
Barbados Wildlife Reserve also includes some animal exhibits which are
not indigenous to the island. This extends to armadillos, the brocket
deer and even some caimans,
which are closely related to alligators and
found not too far away on the South American continent.
reserve has all the facilities you could ever need and this includes a
dedicated restaurant where you can take a well earned lunch break.
How Do I Get To This Animal Reserve?
The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is on the opposite side of the island
from the main tourist
resorts, although there are some resorts quite close by in the
Speightstown area, the nearest town to the attraction.
best bet is to hire
a car while on the island and include this top
Barbados tourist attraction as one of your stops.
It’s only around a 20
minute drive from the island capital of Bridgetown and it is really
quite easy to find. Located in the Farley Hill region of the northern
parish of St.
Peter, it is literally just
across the road from the Farley Hill
For even more convenience, Island Safari Tours
Best of Barbados Tour include the Barbados Wildlife Reserve
in their itinerary and the
entrance fee will be completely taken care of for you. This is a
popular way of getting to the reserve for many visitors to the island.
How Much Does It Cost?
you can have a full day’s worth of entertainment, the entrance fee to
the wildlife reserve in Barbados is more reasonable than you
At just $23.00 Barbados dollars this works out at about $12.00 USD. Children
are half price and as an added bonus, this fee permits you entrance to The Grenade Hall Forest and
Signal Station attraction.
effectively two Barbados
attractions for the price of one and an additional
insight into the flora and fauna of this gorgeous Caribbean island.
the Barbados Wildlife Reserve is not just an ordinary day trip to the
zoo, it is much more special than that. This is because every effort
has been made to give visitors the impression that they are as close to
nature as possible.
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