The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
Though this establishment is small, it has many achievements to its name. It lies near Milnthorpe, and it has an emphasis on science as well as evolution. The activities that are taking place at the centre gear towards breeding endangered species so that they can increase in population as they seek ways to sustain the growth. The Lakeland Trust for Natural Sciences runs the establishment and has done so ever since 2012. There are many sections in the centre with the most notable ones being the aquarium, the walk-through area and the butterfly hall.
In line with their mission to protect endangered species, the centre took on a snow leopard in 2011. Visitors to the establishment were able to interact with the leopard through a walk-through tunnel. Following the success of his introduction, the management brought in a female snow leopard. The two produced young ones in 2014, thus resulting in the first ever snow leopard breeding in the North of England. All other attempts before this one in the region had failed.