Crumlin is famous for the T.A.C.T Wildlife Centre (Talnotry Avian Care Trust) which is a voluntarily run Charity. The Trust cares for and rehabilitates sick and injured wild birds and mammals and returns them to the wild when practicable. Any individuals that cannot be returned to the wild for whatever reason are given a home at the Centre where they are fed and cared for by a small team of dedicated staff members and volunteers. Swans, Ducks, Geese, Gannets, Cormorants and Gulls wander safely around the grounds of a 200 year old walled garden. Other residents at the Centre include Kestrels, Sparrowhawks, Peregrines, Owls, Foxes and Hedgehogs as well as unwanted pets such as Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Cockatiels and Pigeons. The Centre is open to visitors by arrangement and a small charge is made to help defray the costs of the Charity's work. Visitors to the Centre have a great opportunity to get close to all different species of birds and mammals that are difficult to see in the wild, are given information on Wildlife casualties and injuries, as well as being taught about different species of wild birds and mammals. Visitors may also get the chance to hold a hedgehog, handle a bird of prey and maybe lucky enough to see an owl being flown.
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