Topanga, Lower Sticker, St. Austell, PL26 7JJ
Tel: (01726) 65670
Not to be Missed - see the real surviving dinosaurs
Over 150 different tortoises on view from toddlers to 90 year olds
Come and marvel at this years hatchlings
Get close to the exotic species from Africa
15 species including South African Leopard, Mediterranean, Red Foots, Yellow Foots from the Brazilian rainforest, African giants, South African Leopards and Russian Horsefields.
The sanctuary is home to 450 tortoises, which are cared for in a specially-designed garden by owners Joy and Geoff Bloor.
The Tortoise Garden made national headlines in August 2011 after Cornwall Council reclassified the sanctuary as a zoo and ordered owner Joy Bloor to pay £1,000 for a licence. The local authority said the tortoises were 'wild animals', not domestic pets, and Joy, who was unable to pay the licence costs, closed the attraction in September 2011.
3 miles south-west of St. Austell just past the village of Sticker.
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