Secret Valley Wildlife Park is the only Wildlife Park in the South East. Ann O’Connor and her husband, John set up the original farm a few years ago and it has since grown from strength to strength. The passion that Ann and her staff have for the animals and environment is clearly evident from the moment the visitor is welcomed into the grounds.
With fourteen areas of beautiful countryside, the Park has plenty of room for expansion and plans are already being put into place for 2013. We have a great range of animals at the Wildlife Park such as raccooons, lemurs, rabbits, goats, donkeys. horses, alpacas, llamas, guinea pigs, prarire dogs, skunks and more. Activities are aplenty from riding ponies, arts & crafts, riding on a quad-bike, feeding kid goats, treasure hunts etc.
The ultimate goal is to finalise the transformation from Wildlife Park to a fully-fledged Zoo with a strong emphasis on the conservation and enrichment of animals from all over the world. Winter 2012 saw the arrival of some rescued seals after the Irish Seal Sanctuary issued a nationwide call for volunteers. We decided to help any seals in need as Secret Valley is strongly committed to conservation. Seals are a protected species under the 1976 Wildlife Act.