Just a few miles from Launceston (the historic capital of Cornwall), the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre is well worth a visit if you're ever in the area.
The otters at the centre seem so much more relaxed that those at Buckfastleigh and even the New Forest or Chestnut Centre. Rather than going back indoors after their feed they stayed outside for over an hour swimming, playing, going down slides and even sleeping out in the open.
Biggy, Smalley and their father Raymond (asian short-clawed otters):
Although I've seen European otters before at Buckfastleigh I'd never had such a good opportunity to photograph them. William and Harriet:
I'm not sure who this is:
A very relaxed otter:
This is Dasher, a three-legged muntjac:
There were other muntjac in the woods at the Centre, but we were unable to spot them.
Jack the kestrel:
We both thought he was adorable. Ian asked to hold him for a minute and they were kind enough to let him.
A wallaby in the grounds:
and an adorable duckling: