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Entry is FREE but it is essential to book a ticket. Visitor numbers are limited for the welfare of our nervous rescue animals and to provide a better visitor experience.
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The Sanctuary area and dog walk around the lakes are currently closed until the Autumn due to the Project Terrapin construction work.
The Aviaries close at 2pm every day for the welfare of our birds.
Peaceways Pet Crematorium

Avian Flu information

Why we must keep our birds safe

  • Avian influenza circulates naturally among wild birds and can be spread to poultry and other captive birds when they migrate to the UK from mainland Europe in winter.
  • It is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks.
  • In rare cases, avian flu can affect people if they touch infected birds, their droppings, bedding, etc, hence only essential Raystede personnel can access the areas where we keep our birds.
  • The bird flu cases are in no way connected to Covid-19, which is not carried in poultry.
  • The risk to public health is very low and UK food standards agencies advise that bird flu poses a very low food safety risk for UK consumers.
  • Properly cooked poultry and poultry products, including eggs, are safe to eat.

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