The home of the Barbados Green
An outing at the Barbados
wildlife reserve has become a must do activity for our
family every summer... When I was growing up in Northern
Barbados approximately 30 minutes walk from where the
wildlife reserve is currently located... Regular sightings
of the island’s most popular wild animal... the Barbados
Green Monkey was an everyday thing.
This playful creature would
visit our homes and pick the ripe fruits from our trees,
sit on our fences and generally entertain us as kids...
But as times change and the development of the island took
place the once common green monkey became more and more
elusive... That’s why we decided to have an outing to the
Barbados Wildlife Reserve at summer... you see like we
were our kids are fascinated by this playful intelligent
However this fascinating
creature has been push further and further into the wooded
areas. Now you can go months and months before you can
have a casual sighting of this playful creature. That’s
why we decided
that an outing to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve is a must
do activity on our to do list each year.
The Barbados Wild Life Reserve
is a magnificent natural mahogany forest overlooking the
beautiful, rugged East coast of the island. The reserve is
a really unique, wildlife habitat enclosed to provide a
free-range sanctuary where a wide cross-section of
wildlife roams as if they were in the wild..
Animals Found At The Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Here is what you’ll see at the Barbados Wildlife
Reserve... The Barbados Green Monkey definitely is the
star of the show at the reserve... but if you want to be
sure of seeing this playful creature be sure to visit
during the mid-afternoon as they are fed around 2.30 pm.
You’ll be thrilled by the playful antics of this elusive
wild animal in its natural environment. The Red Brocket
Deer is one of the imported animals found at the
reserve... this deer is a native species of South and
Central America. This shy nocturnal animal can be found
hiding in the lush undergrowth at the reserve... You just
may get a glimpse of this shy secretive animal.
A number of Pythons and Boas are found at the reserve
these large snakes are kept cage. Among them you will find
the reticulated python, considered to be the world's
longest snake these reptiles often grow to well over 30
feet. You will also see a couple of Red Tail Boas at the
reserve this is another large powerful reptile, which can
grow to approximately 14 feet.
You’ll also find a number of exotic birds at the wildlife
reserve... among them are Budgies, Ring-neck Parakeets,
Brown Pelicans and Flamingos to name a few... But that’s
not all you’ll also find an endangered
species of the Cuban iguana, tortoise and Mongoose hiding
among the wide variety of tropical vegetation found on the
grounds of the reserve.
As you stroll along the path of this natural animal
habitat you’ll be amaze by the fascinating animals
especially the Green Monkeys... of all the animals they
are our favourites.