|WWT Washington Wetland Centre|
WWT Washington shown within Tyne and Wear
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:
- Hawaiian goose
- Baer's pochard
- Ringed teal
- Common crane
- Chilean flamingo
- Andean goose
- White-faced whistling duck
- Red-breasted goose
- Mute swan
- Black swan
- Black necked swan
- Spur-winged goose
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