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Alameda Botanic Gardens

The Rock HotelAlameda Botanic Gardens

On our doorstep - Gibraltar Botanic Gardens  
The beautiful Gibraltar Botanic Gardens were established in 1816 and comprise some 6 ha of Mediterranean and subtropical garden. The Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park (AWCP) can be found nestled in a quiet corner of the Botanic Gardens. Home to a collection of exotic animals, from the highly endangered Cotton- top Tamarin to unwanted exotic pets such as the pot-bellied pig, the AWCP began in 1994 when two consignments of animals were intercepted by Gibraltar Customs. The animals had been caught in the wild and were destined for the illegal pet trade or animal testing laboratories. These confiscated animals, some of which can still be seen today, led to the creation of the park.  Recently renovated, the exhibits depict the natural habitats of their inhabitants, with stunning rockwork and lush vegetation. Today the AWCP houses over 100 animals and over 30 species.  Come and take a stroll around, talk with informative staff, learn about the animals whilst relaxing in the peace and tranquillity to the sound of exotic parrots and running waterfalls.