Family Day out at Noahs Ark Animal and Reptile Rescue centre

Get up close and personal with hundreds of rescued animals and reptiles from a giant tortoise to a 5 metre boa-constrictor snake. Many other small animals and rodents for you to see have made their home at Noah's Ark including farmyard animals, chinchillas, chipmunks and rabbits to name but a few!

Noah’s Ark is a family run rescue centre, a hospital unit for sick and quarantined animals and an education and information centre, which displays a selection of general information on animals and reptiles and other interesting facts and materials.

We look after all small animals, tortoises and reptiles that have been abandoned, neglected, or injured, and those who just need a new home. All reptiles and tortoises that come to us are not rehoused and therefore will remain at Noah’s Ark. Some small animals like rodents, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas etc are available for rehoming.

We have large Red Eared Terrapins, which live in our pond in the greenhouse. These are full-grown and are about 10" in size. Our Florida soft shell turtle has his own pod, where he can bury himself in the sand and gravel.

We have many Iguanas, most with a story to tell. Iguanas come from the tropical rain forests where it is hot and humid. With a temperature controlled units and constant spraying to increase humidity level we gain the environment they need to survive. Purdy has been with us since March 98 and she loves marmalade on toast.

We have several snakes at the centre ranging from corn snakes to the large Burmese Pythons. Georgie, our largest Python was only 2 years old when she first arrived and now, three years later has now reached 15ft. She is yet, not full grown. We have Simba and Nala, our Boa Constrictors, who were brought over from Guernsey (we made sure there was good insurance in place!!) to Noah's Ark by the RSPCA. We also have at our centre, Corn Snakes, Royal Pythons, Yellow Rat Snakes, Brazilian Rainbows.

Our main areas are tortoises. We have both different kinds of Mediterranean and tropical tortoises at the centre. They all live together in small groups of their own kind. During spring and summer all the Mediterranean tortoises i.e. Spur Thighs, Herman’s, Marginated and Horsefeilds, are outside munching away on the wild plants that have grown. Annie, is our Leopard tortoise. These tortoises are tropical and therefore do not hibernate. Leopard tortoises grow very large and needs intense housing. When it is nice and hot in the summer, she likes nothing better but to graze away on the grass. In the winter, she has a large heated area in our reptile house. Percy who was born during 2000, is an African Spur Tortoise, and is the third largest of the land tortoises.

We a large Chinchilla house which houses nearly 30 Chinchillas. They are lively little things, but once tamed, they are friendly and like nothing better to run all over you, especially when you have their favourite treat in your hands. They do need a lot of space to run around in and a lot of care and attention.