Discover some of the prettiest ducks, geese and swans from around the globe - plus our family of otters - on a stroll through World Wetlands. Find out how WWT's conservation work around the world is helping to protect them and learn more about their habitats and behaviour. Why does one of the world’s rarest geese have purple poo? Which duck can dive up to 70m?
World Wetlands is home to beautiful American wood ducks, elegant smews and noisy white-face whistling ducks. It’s a wonderful environment in which to get close to these charming water birds from around the world. Each day at 3.00pm you can see them being fed by our wardens and learn more about them and the threats they face. However, if you prefer to discover World Wetlands on your own, family groups may like to print out this trail which highlights some of the birds you will see during your visit: World Wetlands Trail for families (pdf, 746kb)
Meet our family of Asian short-clawed otters and watch them playing, foraging, feeding, swimming and grooming. Join our wardens for the otters' feeding times at 11am and 2pm and you’ll even be able to watch the otters sleeping in their specially designed holt.
In World Wetlands you can see up-close some of the wildfowl that are the subject of some of WWT’s current conservation efforts such as red-breasted geese, barnacle geese and the iconic nene.
WWT’s nine UK visitor centres have introduced millions of people to the wonders of wetlands and their wildlife. In addition to the work we carry out at our centres we are involved in a wide-range of wetland conservation work across the UK and at strategically selected locations overseas.World wetlands video courtesy of Television Roehampton.