Wildwood Trust, which operates a visitor centre at Escot, near Ottery St Mary, are inviting people to come and see the lynx as they champion rewilding in Devon. The charity is making the bold claim that rewilding can create an ecological and tourism resurgence in the county, bringing jobs and wildlife in equal abundance.
The two lynx are about to celebrate their first birthday; Theron, the spottier of the two, is Greek for hunter, a word used in Latin languages for the ‘untamed’ & Lorcan comes from the old Irish for ‘little fierce one’ .
This work will continue for years to come and visitors to Wildwood Escot can now share in our journey to show just what a rewilded Devon can look like. Visitors can also join our charity as members to forward this cause. In addition to seeing the lynx, visitors can also enjoy a walk around the magnificent grounds, experiencing our other formerly native wildlife such as red squirrels, wild boar, wildcats and even beavers, which can be seen on our special beaver watch evenings. The park boasts many other features such as an exciting maze, adventure play area and the infamous tree top drop slide.”