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The Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary has been carefully designed to provide our resident otters with the best possible conditions and our visitors excellent opportunities to see and enjoy them. We also have facilities for the treatment of any sick or injured otters that may be brought to us. It is hoped that having seen and enjoyed our resident otters, and been given an insight into their secret way of life, visitors will be more aware of the plight of otters world-wide, particularly of course our own native British Otter Lutra lutra.

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In combining education with a fun day out in Devon, we aim to encourage and inspire  visitors to learn more of the daily life of our fascinating creatures and create a unique attraction for kids and big kids alike.
Our mission is...
  • "To be a proactive contributor to the preservation of the wildlife of the planet with particular focus on otters and butterflies"
We aim achieve this by...
  • The sustained breeding of and rehabilitation of otters and butterflies in our care.
  • Raising awareness through community education to the widest possible audience.
  • Instigating and facilitating appropriate research to improve our animal’s welfare.
  • Supporting and encouraging the conservation of species within their natural habitats.
  • Providing an interesting and thought provoking visit for all ages

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Otters and Butterflies