Rutland Falconry and Owl Centre

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Rutland Wildlife Sanctuary was a natural progression to develop and extend the work of the Centre, initially catering for injured Wildlife from the immediate area.

Whenever possible, rescued birds and animals continue to be released back into the wild in consultation with the Centres Veterinary Support.

RWS is not open to the public as injured birds and animals require a degree of solitude in-order to recover from trauma or surgery.

Others looking to be released back into the wild, benefit from a period of quiet readjustment.


... The plight of the AMUR LEOPARD came to the attention of Chris who was interested to learn of MANX, an AMUR LEOPARD who had been removed from the International Breeding Programme due to a reduced tail and was in urgent need of a home.

Following an intensive period of building, MANX was successfully relocated ~ soon to be followed by KALI (an ex-circus cat) into their respective enclosures set within the BIG CAT COMPOUND at RWS.

Since then, the number of rescued Big Cats has increased and the RWS are delighted to be allowed under licence, to open to the public ~ six days a year.

RFOC Zoo Licence encourages the development of an Educative component to the work undertaken here at the Centre. THE BIG CAT COMPOUND, where RWS offer Sanctuary to big Cats is our chosen way to take this forward.

There is always another task to be done here ! The next project on the list for the Wildlife Sanctuary is to complete the extension to the enclosure for INCA , our Adolescent Puma.

As always, Prior Booking is essential for the Big Cat Open Days as restrictions apply and numbers are by necessity limited.

Admission to the BIG CAT OPEN DAY includes the opportunity for you to view the Birds of Prey at RFOC.

If you would like additional information, please contact Chris direct on :
07778 152 814


Sunday, 8th July.
Monday, 27th August.
Sunday, 28th October.
Wednesday, 26th December.

Admission : 20.00 per head.
over 12's only.
Open : 11.00 am - 4.00pm.

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Please refer to the Section on 'CONERVATION' for additional information.

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