Rare Species Conservation Centre and Zoological Gardens
The Rare Species Conservation Centre (RSCC) is a conservation centre and zoological gardens situated just outside Sandwich in Kent, England, operated by The Rare Species Conservation Trust, a UK registered charity. Its purpose is to educate visitors and create awareness of the plight of some of the world’s lesser-known rare and endangered species of animal. It is home to rare and unusual animals such as the Snow Leopard, Bali Starling, Radiated Tortoise, Fat Tailed Dwarf Lemur and the Madagascar Teal.
The 1.5-acre zoo consists of two major areas, an indoor covered rainforest and outdoor geographic areas, each divided into areas corresponding to the geographical groupings of the animals.
The indoor rainforest houses the collection of Australasian animals and those from South and Central America. It has a large stream running in a circular path throughout the exhibit, with two waterfalls and two large ponds.
The exterior has two main areas, one devoted to the fauna of Madagascar, and the other to animals from South-East Asia. Another area is devoted to animals from the Middle East and Africa.
March - September: Daily 10am - 6pm (last admission 5pm)
September - March: Daily 10am - 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
Closed 24, 25, 26, 31 December and 1 January
Child (3 -12): £6
- Toilet WC
- Car parking
- Disabled access