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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!

Bengal Tiger


  • DietCarnivore. Bengal tigers largely prey on ungulates, including a wide variety of deer, antelopes, wild pigs, and wild bovids. There have been a few known instances of Bengal tigers taking down Indian rhinoceroses and Indian elephants, and they're also known to sometimes attack other predators, including sloth bears and leopards.

  • GroupAmbush

  • PopulationFewer than 2,000

  • Did you know?Bengal tigers have the longest canine teeth of any living cat, and also rival the Siberian tiger for the title of largest cats on Earth, both in terms of length and weight. The Bengal tiger is native to the Indian subcontinent, where it has lived for at least 12,000 years, dating back to the Late Pleistocene. Today, it exists in the countries of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan.


Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

  • DietHerbivores. Capybaras are herbivores (more specifically, a graminivore – a herbivorous animal that feeds primarily on plants of the family Poaceae). They graze 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.

  • GroupHerd

  • 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

Kirk’s Dik Dik

Madoqua kirkii

  • DietHerbivore. Their diet is mostly made up of leaves.

  • GroupHerd

  • Population971,000

  • Did you know?One of the four sub-species of Dik-dik; Kirk’s Dik-dik evolved 12 million years ago, they are small, speedy, nocturnal antelopes, reaching up to speeds of 42Kph. Kirk's dik-dik are endemic to savannah areas of eastern and southwestern Africa, occurring primarily in the Somali and Southwest arid biotic zones, but encroaching into the Southern savannah biotic zone.Dik-diks are shy and elusive most of the time. When startled, these small mammals will take off, displaying the most spectacular series of zigzag leaps whilst calling "zik-zik" or "dik-dik,", hence their common name Dik-Dik.

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.



  • DietCarnivore. The majority of their diet includes small animals such as rodents, birds, fish, and rabbits.

  • Population50,000

  • Did you know?Pumas are incredibly strong and fast predators with long bodies and powerful short legs. The hindlimbs are larger and stronger than the forelimbs, enabling them to be great leapers. They are able to leap as high as 18 feet (5 m) into the air and as far as 40 to 45 feet (12 to 14 m) horizontally. At a sprint, this animal can reach a top speed of about 50 miles per hour. He can maintain a speed of 10 miles per hour for several miles, so he has stamina as well as the ability to run in fast bursts.


Procyon lotor

  • DietOmnivore. Common foods include fruits, plants, nuts, berries, insects, rodents, frogs, eggs, and crayfish. In urban environments, the animal often sifts through garbage for food.

  • GroupNursery

  • PopulationThe exact population numbers are unknown, but they are likely to be very high.

  • Did you know?Raccoons are one of the most recognizable animals in North America. It has a pointed snout, a wide skull, rounded ears, sharp teeth, a big hunched back (as a result of the hind legs being bigger than the front legs), and a bushy tail with four to 10 black rings. The most distinctive characteristics are the black markings around the eyes that resemble a mask (though not every raccoon has this). Known for their intelligence and good memory, raccoons are able to solve puzzles. They don't have opposable thumbs, but that doesn't stop them using their paws and powerful claws to open things, which is where their mischievous reputation comes from.

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.


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.


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.

South American Coati

Nasua nasua

  • DietOmnivore. Primarily they feed on fruit, invertebrates, small animals, and birds' eggs.

  • GroupBands

  • Did you know?South American coatis are diurnal animals, and live both on the ground and in trees. They are omnivorous, but primarily eat fruit, invertebrates, other small animals and bird eggs. They search for fruit in trees high in the canopy, and use their snouts to poke through crevices to find animal prey on the ground. They are extremely intelligent like their fellow procyonid, the raccoon. Young coatis are constantly noisy and love to play, chasing one another up and down trees. As is usual among social animals, the coati is very vocal, issuing snorts, grunts, screams, whines, and chatters.

Spotted Hyena


  • DietCarnivore. Hyenas are carnivores who eat a diet that consists of other mammals like zebras, gazelles, giraffes, birds, rabbits, warthogs, snakes, insects, wildebeests, antelopes, wild dogs, and others. They are also known scavengers who feed on leftover carcasses by other predators in the wild.

  • GroupCackle

  • Population27,000 - 47,000

  • Did you know?Although Hyenas are doglike, they are not dogs and are in fact more closely related to civets and mongooses. Hyenas have the extraordinary ability to eat and digest bone, horns, hooves and even teeth. Amazingly the digestion cycle for all of this is just 24 hours. They are also the only carnivore capable of eating hide. Hyenas therefore, are able to utilise prey resource more completely and efficiently then other carnivores giving them a distinct advantage against other African wildlife.


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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