Paradise Park, Cornwall

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Paradise Park
Date opened 1973[1]
Location Hayle, Cornwall, England
Coordinates 50°10′44″N 5°25′34″W / 50.17895°N 5.42617°W / 50.17895; -5.42617Coordinates: 50°10′44″N 5°25′34″W / 50.17895°N 5.42617°W / 50.17895; -5.42617
No. of animals 650+[2]
Red panda Lang Za during Training at Paradise Park

Paradise Park is a zoo situated in Hayle, Cornwall, England. It has over 650 birds and animals. It is currently the home of the World Parrot Trust.[3]

Daily events include: penguin feeding (with an opportunity for volunteer child to throw fish to the penguins), ‘Eagles of Paradise Display‘ with a variety of birds including owls and eagles, and a ‘Free flying bird show‘ display including several varieties of parrot. There is an opportunity on some days to feed little parrots from pots of nectar during the summer months. There is an indoor play centre including soft play equipment and three different types of slides. A cafe and the gift shop are located at the entrance to the site.[4]

The park also has red pandas, otters, various farm animals and red squirrels.[5] The squirrels are part of a captive breeding program to reintroduce red squirrels to Cornwall.[6]

The site includes a circular 750-foot (230 m) long 15 in (381 mm) gauge railway, opened in 1976, which encircles the house at the centre of the park. The railway is open for trains to carry passengers in good weather, and is operated from April through October.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Park Information". Paradise Park. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Paradise Park & JungleBarn". Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Conserving Wildlife". Paradise Park. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
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  7. ^ "Explore Paradise Park and JungleBarn" (PDF). Paradise Park. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Paradise Railway 15-inch (380 mm)". Miniature Railway World. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 

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