In an application to the Isle of Wight Council, details have been unveiled for an expanded birds of prey display at Robin Hill, reflecting the Isle of Wight white-tailed eagles reintroduction scheme.
Currently, falconry displays take place at the park on the outskirts of Newport but now 28 aviaries are being built to house a range of birds.
Robin Hill has told the council it wants to display 3 types of falcon, plus a vulture, buzzard, 2 types of hawk, a kookaburra and a white-tailed eagle. The birds will be leased to Robin Hill, except for the white-tailed eagle which is owned by Vectis Ventures.
Designed with ‘maximum freedom’, the aviaries will keep the birds individually and can ‘effectively quarantine’ them when necessary. Each bird will have a training programme to keep them fit and healthy.
In licensing documents, the company says it has not ruled out breeding the birds, subject to finding suitable partners.
Vectis Ventures has confirmed a falconry centre is under development in the park, which requires a zoo licence.
Comments on the application (21/01074/ZOONEW) from consultants will close on 20th December.
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