A Red Squirrel that is part of a captive breeding programme at Escot near to Ottery St Mary in Devon. Visitors are able to walk through their enclosure and have close encounters with the cute and endangered animals.

Half of any money that I make from this work will be donated to support this programme.

Escot Park has created an exciting open access red squirrel encounter in the heart of the 1100 acre estate near Ottery St. Mary.

The encounter, which was completed to schedule at the end of July 2011, features a walk-through open air enclosure with a 100m board walk, allowing visitors to wander through the trees and see the squirrels at close quarters. Red squirrels have been supplied by the British Wildlife Centre near Lingfield in Surrey from their own surplus breeding stock. In turn this will ensure that they have remote stock to call on in case of unforeseen losses. The British Wildlife Centre is home to the country’s first walk-through red squirrel enclosure which provided the inspiration for the project.

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