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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park

Feeling under the weather from my visit to the dentist and after seeing a friend's zoo pictures I felt like a visit to the wildlife park was overdue.
Here then are pictures and a video from a trip to the Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park on the 26th of September 2014
Previous visits to the park.

Oriental Otter

Oriental Otter

PUDU - The worlds smallest deer





Azara's Agouti

Mara - Patagonian Cavy

Blue and Yellow Macaw

Senegal Parrot

Asian Leopard Cat

Yellow Mongoose

Quail ?

Scottish Wildcat


South American Tapir

African Serval Cat

Cotton - Top Tamarin

Great Grey Owl

Sarus Crane

Red Breasted Goose

Snowy Owl

Maned Wolf


Corsac Fox

European Owl

Ring Tailed Lemur


Red Panda

Eurasian Lynx 

Sorry my mistake, this is the Caracal Lynx

Here's a compilation video.
Filmed on the 26th of September 2014.
A few of the delightful animals at the Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park at Kirkcudbright in South West Scotland.

The Red Panda were a little shy today.

The accompanying music is Mendelssohn's Concerto for violin, piano and orchestra in d minor - II, downloaded from and attributed to ONCLASSICAL by Stefano Micheletti from


  1. That was a wonderful outing Jim, and I'm impressed with the park's Mission Statement too. Your taste in musical accompaniment for the vid is excellent :)
    and I keep going back to the owls - my personal favourite!
    Keep smiling! ;)

    1. Hi Rose, it's a great place to visit. I just wish some local contractor would contribute to improving the road in, It's a mess.
      C'mon Dumfries and Galloway Council, instead of dumping excess tarmac on forest roads get it up to the road into the Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park.

  2. How amazing and great this is, Jim! A gorgeous array of animals and birds. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Hi Linda, it's always a most pleasurable visit. I love the place.

  3. such incredible critters!
    that maned wolf looked like a fox to me, so i have learned a new animal.
    lovely autumn to you!

    1. Hi Tammie, there were quite a few resident creatures I didn't photograph, many were having their afternoon nap.
      All descriptions of the Maned Wolf do mention it's fox like appearance. It's a South American animal. and under threat I believe.

  4. Hi Jim, ha you must have been there the day before us. I took wee Freya on Saturday, she loved it! I was especially pleased to get a good glimpse of the otters having never seen them there before. Did you see the bunch of meercats roaming about free, so funny. But oh that road, such a shame it almost put me off going down it.

    1. Hi Ruthie, it's one of my and my grandchildren's favourite places in the whole of Dumfries and Galloway. Aren't those otters such lovable creatures. Another being fawned over by the visitors was the wee Corsac Fox, one little girl wanted to take it home.

      I think the road will have to be repaired soon otherwise they'll be receiving bills for car repairs.

  5. A fine collection of animals. Anytime there is anything wrong with you Jim you seem to take great delight in going out. Personally, I like to moan a lot, eat crisps,stay in and watch dodgy daytime telly when I'm ill. That way I can really enjoy being poorly in the comfort of my own home.

    1. Hi Bob, getting out takes my mind off whatever's bothering me. The trip to the wildlife park was the day after I had my teeth out, it was all downhill after that !


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