WWT Washington

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WWT Washington Wetland Centre
WWT Washington Wetland Centre is located in Tyne and Wear
WWT Washington Wetland Centre
WWT Washington Wetland Centre
WWT Washington shown within Tyne and Wear
OS grid NZ331562
Coordinates 54°53′56″N 1°29′02″W / 54.899°N 1.484°W / 54.899; -1.484Coordinates: 54°53′56″N 1°29′02″W / 54.899°N 1.484°W / 54.899; -1.484
Website www.wwt.org.uk/visit/washington/

WWT Washington Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Washington, Tyne and Wear, North East England.

Established in 1975 its wildlife includes swans, geese, ducks, a family of Asian short clawed otters and a flock of Chilean flamingos. WWT works towards the conservation of wetlands and have a successful breeding program for some of the worlds most endangered wildfowl.

Included in the site is a nature reserve with hides to watch the wildlife, a saline lagoon and dragonfly ponds in which large species of dragonfly live along with newts, frogs and toads.

The park sells bags of seed which can be used to get an up-close and personal encounter with most of their birds whilst feeding them.

Some of the species kept at the park include:

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