Exotic Animal Identification

A wide variety of strange and unusual animals have been seen roaming the wilds of the UK. BeastWatch UK has recorded an increasing amount of exotic animal sightings since we began at the start of the millennium.

Follow the links below to find out more about the unusual and exotic species that have been found here!

Introduced Species

Here you will find a list of animals that have been re-introduced into the UK & Europe as part of official release programmes.

These programmes have been designed to purposefully re-establish populations.

Exotic Species

Here you will find a list of commonly kept animal species that are not native to the UK.

These are animals that have escaped from captive collections, such as animal care colleges, wildlife parks and private homes.