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If you want the chance to hear a lion roar or you want to see pig-tailed macaques jumping around and having fun, our mammal collection consists of a wide variety of animals big and small, each one with specially designed enclosures for their comfort and enjoyment.

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African Lion

Panthera Leo

  • DietCarnivore. They usually kill medium sized mammals, such as zebra, deer and wildebeest. They often eat animals which have been killed by another hunter, such as hyenas.

  • GroupPride

  • Population23,000 - 39,000

  • Did you know?The roar of a lion can be heard up to 5 miles away. Lions are the only cats that live in groups & a pride, can be up to 30 lions, depending on how much food and water is available.

Bactrian Camel

Camelus bactrianus

  • DietVegetation. Camels forage for food during the day and eat grass, leaves, grains and shrubs. They have very tough mouths, which lets them eat thorny desert plants. Bactrian camels can drink as much as 57 litres at one time in order to replenish reserves they have lost.

  • GroupCaravan

  • Population1,100

  • Did you know?They can tolerate variation in temperature ranging from minus -40c to plus 50c. The humps of a bactrian camel store fat, they do not store water!

Brown Capuchin

Sapajus Apella Apella

  • DietOmnivore. They feed on a range of fruits, nuts, seeds, flowers, leaves and small animals such as frogs, reptiles, birds, insects and bats.

  • Did you know?They have a long tail which is partly prehensile and can help them to hold on to branches when climbing. When walking the tail is held in a tight coil. Brown capuchins are the only capuchin to do this. This tail may measure between 41 and 49cm (16-19.5in)

Capybara

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

  • DietHerbivores. Capybaras are herbivores (more specifically, a graminivore – a herbivorous animal that feeds primarily on plants of the family Poaceae). They raze mainly on grasses, water plants and aquatic plants, as well as fruit and tree bark.Capybaras are coprophagous, meaning they eat their own faeces as a source of bacterial gut flora and in order to help digest the cellulose in the grass that forms their normal diet and extract the maximum protein from their food.

  • Did you know?They are the largest rodent in the world

Dromedary Camel

Camelus dromedarius

  • DietHerbivores. They eat primarily thorny plants, dry grasses and saltbush; however, they will eat most anything that grows in the desert

  • GroupCaravan

  • Population35,000,000

  • Did you know?Arabian camels, also known as dromedaries, have only one hump, but they employ it to great effect. The hump stores up to 80 pounds of fat, which a camel can break down into water and energy when sustenance is not available. These humps give camels their legendary ability to travel up to 100 desert miles without water.

Eurasian Brown Bear

Ursus arctos

  • DietOmnivore. They feed on fruits, seeds, roots, insects, eggs, fish, mammals and carrion.

  • GroupSleuth

  • Population200,000

  • Did you know?Brown bear claws can grow up to 10cm long. Except in some southern areas, bears retire to dens in winter; they accumulate large amounts of fat during late summer and autumn. Cubs, usually twins, are born in winter after about six to eight months of gestation. At birth a cub weighs less than a kilogram.

Eurasian Lynx

Lynx lynx

  • DietCarnivores, largely feeding on small to fairly large sized mammals and birds

  • GroupClutter

  • Population45,000

  • Did you know?The Eurasian Lynx has a very wide distribution area reaching from Western Europe to Central Asia. It is the largest of the four lynx species, ranging in body length from 76106 cm (30–42 in) and standing 55–75 cm (22–30 in) at the shoulder. During the summer, the Eurasian lynx has a relatively short, reddish or brown coat, which is replaced by a much thicker silver-grey to greyish-brown coat during winter.

Indian Leopard

Panthera pardus fusca

  • DietCarnivores, Chital, Sambar and langur species constitute most of the diet of the Indian Leopard, but they are also known to prey on Spotted Deer, Nilai, Wild Pig, cattle, hare, dog and porcupine.

  • GroupLeap

  • Population12,000 - 14,000

  • Did you know?Leopards are the smallest of the large cats

Lowland Tapir

Tapirus terrestris

  • DietHerbivore, it feeds on leaves, buds, shoots, and small branches it tears from trees, fruit, grasses, and aquatic plants. They also feed on the vast majority of seeds found in the rainforest.

  • GroupCandle

  • Did you know?Lowland tapirs can grow to 6 feet long (1.8 meters) and 550 pounds (225 kg), the size of a small pony, and when running resemble the galloping of a horse. They have large teeth, perfect for grinding up plants and seeds, and their long prehensile snout is used to reach for leaves and fruits. They are also known for being strong swimmers, with the ability to cross rivers and take to the water to escape predators.

Pig-Tailed Macaque

Macaca nemestrina

Pygmy Marmoset

Callithrix jacchus

  • DietOmnivore. The incisors, which are narrow and elongated, help these tiny animals gnaw holes in tree trunks to release sap. Insects and fruit supplement their diet.

  • GroupTroop

  • Population2,500

  • Did you know?The pygmy marmoset is the smallest monkey around the globe. An adult individual of this species can fit in the hand of an adult human & weighs 100 - 125 grams. This species is endemic to South America, where it occupies high levels of rainforest canopy. This little primate exhibits brown fur and a long, squirrel-like tail, which is longer than its body. Although the tail isn't prehensile, it's still very helpful, acting as a prop and allowing the animal to balance when travelling among treetops. In general, this animal closely resembles a squirrel by its habit of hiding behind tree trunks and branches as well as freezing and fleeing on occasion. Along with tamarins, marmosets are the smallest primates in the world. However, the Pygmy marmoset displays a number of unique features, distinguishing this animal from all other species of its genus.

Red-Necked Wallaby

Macropus rufogriseus

  • DietVegetarian. A variety of shrubs, grasses, bushes, bark, leaves and available fruit and vegetables.

  • GroupMob

  • Did you know?Red necked wallabies are common to Australia & are a member of the kangaroo clan. Born blind and helpless, they crawl into their mothers' pouches and later in life use their tails to balance when moving and when sitting.

Reindeer

Rangifer tarandus

  • DietHerbivores. They eat herbs, ferns, mosses, grasses, shoots, fungi and leaves.

  • GroupHerd

  • Did you know?Both male and female reindeer grow antlers, while in most other deer species, only the males have antlers. Unlike horns, antlers fall off and grow back larger each year.

Ring-Tailed Lemur

Lemur catta

  • DietOmnivores. Ring-tailed lemurs eat leaves, flowers and insects. They can also eat fruit, herbs and small vertebrates.

  • GroupConspiracy

  • Population2,000 - 2,400

  • Did you know?The ring tailed lemur is used as a symbol for Madagascar and for endangered animals on the island, because it's so well-known. The ring tailed lemur's tail is longer than its body! Male ring tailed lemurs put smells, from glands in their bottoms, on their tail and wave it at rivals.

Sitatunga

Tragelaphus spekii

  • DietHerbivores. They eat new foliage, fresh and aquatic grasses, sedges, flowers, buds, and seeds.

  • GroupHerd

  • Population170,000

  • Did you know?Sitatunga are active mainly during the early hours after dawn, the last one or two hours before dusk, and at night, and spend a large part of this time feeding. Basically sedentary, they rest in flat areas and reed beds, especially during the hotter part of the day. They seldom leave their swamp habitat during the daytime.

Zebra

Equus quagga

  • DietHerbivores. Zebras will eat grass, and sometimes leaves, shrubs twigs and bark, too. Their teeth are well adapted for grazing, with sharp incisors at the front of their mouth to bite the grass, and large molars at the back for crushing and grinding.

  • GroupDazzle

  • Did you know?Each zebra's stripe pattern is unique like a fingerprint. Being prey for many predictors it helps that adult zebras can run at speeds of 65 km per hour & that new-born foals can stand after six minutes

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