Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary
Station House, Dart Bridge Rd, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DZ, UK
United Kingdom
Tel : 01364 642916
Web : http://www.ottersandbutterflies.co.uk/
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"I love butterflies so I was in my element! Was nicer as it quietened after lunch in all honesty. Otter feeding was great, first feed of the day so otters were all out. Not full of latest tech but simple and I could have spent hours more there, so could my children. Little walk you the toilets situated on the steam train platform but again no more than at other attractions, I think leaving the sanctuary to get to them psychologically makes it feel further away!"
Bryony Gooding
"A great morning or afternoon out. Watching the otters being fed, swimming and playing is just wonderful. During feeding the staff give excellent talks on conservation efforts, natural habitat and social aspects of otters. If you book in advance you can arrange to help feed the otters with the keepers. The butterflys are beautiful and some are quite large. They move fast but will occasionally settle on a plant or even on you. Great photographs if you're quick with your camera."
Simon Weaver
"We had been to a Butterfly Farm before but had seen otters only in films. We timed our visit to coincide with a feeding time. We witnessed the antics of the otters as they were being fed and were given excellent background information by the keeper. They are obviously trying to breed young otters which will ultimately be introduced into the wild to reverse a decline in numbers. They are to be applauded for this and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit."
Richard Boon
"I had a fantastic outing here today with family, the otters are just stunning and the main owner/keeper was really passionate about the work they do. At feeding time we got a talk on not only the basic facts of the otters there, but also the reasons why each one was rescued and the breeding they have done to re-introduce the endangered American otters back into Canada. The butterfly area had no butterflies at this time of year (January) but that was to be expected. Still well worth the entrance fee, there are also terrapins, koi and a selection of reptiles to look at. I’ll definitely be returning when it’s warmer to see the butterflies."
Lyndsay Clarkson
"I had an otter keeper experience here today. Best Christmas present ever. I got to hand feed them and even got to stroke an Asian short clawed otter😍. It all goes towards the rescues and conservation projects so a great present all round. Good, knowledgeable tours of the otters for visitors too. If you love otters, this is the place."
Nicki Mellor