24 Jun Raccoon

Native to East Asia, the Asiatic Raccoon or Mangut is omnivorious and will pretty much eat anything! Racoon pups are normally born between late April and early May after a gestation period of 12 weeks, with litter sizes of between 5-16 raccoon. In the wild they...

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24 Jun Rhea

Rheas are large flightless birds native to South America and related to the Ostrich and Emu. The bird was named after one of the Greek Titans by Paul Mohring in 1752. They will flock together in groups of 20-25 birds during the mating season, and after...

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24 Jun Reindeer

Best known for helping Santa Claus at Christmas, Reindeer, or Caribou as they are known in North America, herald from the arctic, subarctic, tundra and mountain regions of Europe, Siberia and North America. Both male and female reindeer grow antlers, which fall off each winter. The...

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24 Jun Anglo-Nubian Goat

One of the heaviest and tallest breed of goat, Anglo-Nubians are legendary for their milk. Compared to other breeds, the milk is high in both butterfat and protein, making it a favourite for drinking (even amongst those who don’t normally like goat’s milk!) as well...

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24 Jun Soay Sheep

The Soay Sheep is a descendent of a wild group of sheep from the Island of Soay in the St. Kilda Archipelago in Western Scotland. It is much smaller than the modern domestic sheep, hardier, and extraordinarily agile. In the early 20th century flocks of Soay...

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24 Jun Squirrel Monkey

Squirrel monkeys are found naturally in the forests of Central and Southern America. They are highly sociable and will typically live in groups of 40-50 animals. They are inquisitive and adventurous by nature and love to climb and leap. Recognised as the most intelligent of all...

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24 Jun Marmoset

Marmosets are primates and the smallest monkeys in the world. Their name comes from the French word ‘marmouset’ meaning ‘dwarf’ or ‘little’. They come from South America and live in dense, tropical rainforests. They can fit in the palm of a human hand and have a...

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24 Jun Patagonian Mara

Also known as the Hare or Dillaby, the Mara is somewhat like a rabbit, found in the open plains of Argentina. Mara are monogamous but will share burrows with up to 30 other pairs. Each pair will have 1-2 young after a gestation period of 100...

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24 Jun Bennett’s Wallaby

Originally found on the island of Tasmania, the Bennett’s Wallaby is a sub-species of the common Red-Necked Wallaby found across Australia. They mostly rest during the day and become active in the mornings and evenings. Their powerful hindquarters and long tail enable them to jump...

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24 Jun Coatimundi

Coatis live in the trees of South America but come to ground to eat. Their snout-like noses are used to poke through crevices to find prey. Whilst most closely related to racoons, Coatis have bear-like paws, which means they are non-retractable. When giving birth, the...

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