The Barbados Zoo

The Barbados Zoo, Barbados Home Sights Section

The preservation of a small Country's heritage is important, especially if this can be combined with imaginative modern usage of facitlies whose original function is now obsolete. Oughterson House, St. Phillip, is a Barbadian Great House of both architectural and historic interest. A working sugar cane factory until recently, the former outbuildings and paddocks have been adapted to house a specialised collection of birds, reptiles and mammals; the tanks in the remains of the old syrup factory are used for breeding tropical fish, and the old cane grindig machinery is arranged in sculptural splendour. Visitors can walk round the ground floor of the Great House with its antique furniture and stroll through the nature trail around the orchard with its great variety of tropical fruit trees. Most of the birds and animals are from South America including Tapirs, Squirrel Monkeys, two species of Capuchin Monkey, Marmosets, Armadillos and Agoutis; we also have five different species of Macaw and various species of South American Caiman (alligators) and four different species of Boa Constrictor Snakes. We also have Zebra, Grey Parrots, Barbados Green Monkeys and much more.

This property is no longer a Zoo!
Oughterson House Plantation Villas

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The Barbados Zoo
Oughterson House
Nr. Bushy Park
St. Phillip

The Barbados Zoo, Barbados

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