Harvest Mice are the UK’s smallest mammal! They are also the only British species to have a prehensile tail - this means that their tail acts as a fifth limb and they can use it to cling to the branches as they climb...
We are on the border of Red and Grey Squirrel populations, but we are still lucky enough to have red squirrel visitors on site! Check out one of our specialist red squirrel feeders on the River Walk..
The park is alive with the buzzing of bumblebees and honeybees as they explore the rural habitat. Check out our identification guide in the wildlife garden to help you identify the bees you see..
Check out our wildlife garden area for tips on different plants which you can use in your garden to attract any of the 58 native species of butterfly.
We are very fortunate here at Eshottheugh Animal Park to be surrounded by great British countryside and some amazing wildlife!
Around our park, you may be lucky enough to find all sorts of native species from bumblebees and butterflies in our wildlife areas, to our wilder, more reclusive residents like hedgehogs and birds of prey.
We also exhibit a few native species including the Red Fox and Harvest Mouse.
Our rural location and wide variety of tree species provides us with a huge range of macro and micro moth species! We conduct Moth Trap surveys on-site and record all of the species we find..