Birdworld

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Birdworld
Parrot
Date opened 1967[1]
Location Farnham, Surrey, England
Coordinates 51°10′58″N 0°50′27″W / 51.1828°N 0.8407°W / 51.1828; -0.8407Coordinates: 51°10′58″N 0°50′27″W / 51.1828°N 0.8407°W / 51.1828; -0.8407
Number of animals 600 (birds)[2]
Number of species 150 (birds)[1]
Memberships BIAZA[3]
Website www.birdworld.co.uk

Birdworld is one of England's largest bird parks. Covering 26 acres (11 ha),[2] it is located south west of the town of Farnham, Surrey and close to the village of Rowledge. Birdworld includes an Underwater World (an aquarium) and Jenny Wren children's farm. It is part of the parent company Denys. E. Head, which also owns the nearby Forest Lodge garden centre and Garden Style, a wholesale plant seller.

Birds[edit]

There are more than 150 different species of birds, over 11 of which are endangered and several of these are critically endangered. These include the Bali starling, Montserrat oriole and northern bald ibis. There is a flock of great white pelicans on pelican island, one of the largest free flying parrot aviaries in the world, a number of parrot species, a seashore themed aviary with a wave machine and a birds of prey area. Some of the other birds at Birdworld include the popular talking myna birds, of which they have one Javan mynas and one hill myna.

Other attractions[edit]

Other animals include a number of fishes and reptiles inside Underwater World, including three crocodiles. There is also a group of Hermann's tortoises in the park, and several wild grey heron that are attracted by the fish fed to the Humboldt penguins and pelicans.

Jenny Wren Farm is a children's petting zoo, and houses a number of farm animals.

There is also a wide range of food served on site, prepared by their own catering division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Birdworld (Home Page)". birdworld.co.uk. Birdworld. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Birdworld". visitsoutheastengland.com. The Southern and South East England Tourist Board. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "BIAZA Zoos and Aquariums". biaza.org.uk. BIAZA. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 

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