Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park - A Birmingham Gem!

The Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Centre is situated in Edgbaston, Birmingham on the Pershore Road near Cannon Hill Park. It was formerly called the Birmingham Nature Centre until 2014.


The Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park is located on the Pershore Road in Edgbaston.

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (August 2014). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

History of the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Birmingham Zoo opened in 1964 by the Dudley Zoological Society within Cannon Hill Park. The zoo closed in 1973 and was reopened in 1974 by Birmingham City Council as the Birmingham Nature Centre. The entrance was originally part of the Birmingham Natural History Museum from 1953 until it became a zoo a decade later. The centre was rebranded in 2014 to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park.

Birmingham Nature Centre

Birmingham Nature Centre (December 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Wildlife at the Nature Centre

There is many animals to see at the Nature Centre, including Emu's (or ostriches).

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Emu's at the Birmingham Nature Centre (July 2013). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The Bourn Brook

The Bourn Brook flows under a bridge on the Pershore Road, then passes another bridge in the grounds of the Nature Centre (now Wildlife Conservation Park). It connects to the River Rea in Cannon Hill Park.

Bourn Brook

The Bourn Brook at the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (April 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Christmas at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Every November, December into early January, the outside of the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park looks lovely after dark with it's Christmas Tree and colourful fairy lights.

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Christmas tree and fairy lights at the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (January 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

20 May 2020 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Photography, Environment & green action
People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals, Classic Architecture

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