Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is a small zoological collection near the town of Milnthorpe, Cumbria, England, with a science and evolution theme. Since April 2012 the zoo has been run by the registered charity Lakeland Trust for Natural Sciences.
The centre is divided into several sections, including a butterfly hall and aquarium, as well as an outside walk-through area. The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis is a member of the BIAZA organisation, and participates in breeding schemes for several endangered species, notably the unusual Fossa.
In 2011 the zoo acquired its first snow leopard, a male named Pavan, for which it had built an enclosure with a perspex walk-through tunnel, "thought to be the UK’s first walk-through big cat exhibit". soon followed by a female named Tara. These produced two young during 2014, which were named Loki and Luna, the first successful snow leopard breeding recorded in the North of England.
- "Now we are a charity". Lakeland Wildlife Oasis. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
- Proctor, Kate (9 April 2011). "Snow leopard arrives at South Lakeland zoo today". The Westmorland Gazette. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
- Official Website
- The Cumbria Directory - Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
- Charity Commission. The Lakeland Trust for Natural Sciences, registered charity no. 1148082.
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