animal sanctuary & Bird of prey hospital

Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre

Eccleshall, Staffordshire, ST21 6JY

Opening Days & Times

School Term Time
Wednesday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm (last admission 3:30pm)
Closed: Monday & Tuesday
School Holidays
Open all week: 11am -4pm (last admission 3:30pm)
Admission Prices
Adult: £5.00
Child (3-16years) & OAP: £4.00
Under 3’s: Free admission

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the Sanctuary

Gentleshaw Wildlife centre, a registered charity, is a small sanctuary for exotic animals and birds of prey. As well as a hospital unit for the treatment of wild raptors, (not on display), the centre is home to over 30 different species of Bird of prey, Primate, Reptile, Invertebrate, Raccoons, Cats and many more.

Our mission statement is to provide, at all times, the best care and welfare for the birds and animals we take in, nothing is more important to us than their health and safety.

Gentleshaw bird of prey hospital was established in the late 80s, with the sanctuary opening at its base in Eccleshall in 1993.

We offer permanent homes to unwanted or mistreated exotics and captive bred birds of prey, as well as temporary foster homes for exotics whilst forever homes are found for them. We are a licensed zoo and work with many other organisations to help exotic animals in need.

Coming soon

Siren & marmoset

We are excited to share that the construction of our new indoor houses for Siren and the Marmosets are almost complete. These upgraded dwellings offer increased size, improved natural lighting, and enhanced insulation to keep our furry friends cozy throughout the winter months.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who generously donated and supported this project. Your contributions are vital in our ongoing mission to provide top-notch accommodations for our residents.

Stay tuned for an exclusive preview of these improved living spaces, made possible by your kindness and support. Your dedication makes a real difference in the lives of Siren, Violet, and all our animal residents. Thank you for being a part of this journey.


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