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By |December 7th, 2015|

Origin- Chinchillas are rodents that are native to the Andes Mountains of northern Chile.
Family- Chinchillidae

Lifespan- 10 years in the wild.

Diet- Chinchillas are omnivores; they eat both plants and meat. Primarily, they eat grass and seeds, but they also eat insects and bird eggs when they get the chance. To eat, they hold their food in their front paws […]

Soay Sheep

By |June 23rd, 2015|

Soay Sheep (Ovis aries)
Origin- Soay sheep are a primitive breed which descends from feral sheep on the 100 hect-acre island of Soay, part of the  St. Kilda archipelago. St. Kilda is an isolated archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean 64 kilometers from Scotland, it contains the westernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

Family- Bovidae

Lifespan- 10-12 […]

Snowball the Pony

By |June 23rd, 2015|

(Equus caballus)

Snowball is a big softy and loves to rest his head on his keepers shoulder and have a nap.
Snowball was born in 1993. He is a Cremello pony. Snowball loves to give children visiting the farm a pony ride. His favorite treats are apples and carrots. As snowball is getting older we have to […]

Shetland Pony

By |June 23rd, 2015|

(Equus ferus caballus)

Mike and Molly are miniature Shetland ponies and arrived on the farm from Cork in May 2012. Molly is the boss and Mike gives her a wide birth.

Origin- The Shetland pony is a breed of pony originating in the Shetland Isles off Scotland

Family- Equus

Lifespan- Many ponies are long-lived; it is not unusual for […]

Domestic Pig

By |June 23rd, 2015|

(Sus scrofa domesticus)

Origin- The domestic pig originates from the Eurasian wild boar

Family- Suidae

Lifespan- 10-15 years

Diet- Pigs are omnivores, primarily eating leaves, grass, fruit, flowers and insect such as grubs and worms in the wild. In captivity they can be fed vegetables and supplemented with pig meal

Description- The domestic pig is a large even- toed ungulate […]

Pygmy Goat

By |June 23rd, 2015|

Origin- Pygmy goats originated in the Cameroon Valley of West Africa. They were imported into the United States from European zoos in the 1950s for use in zoos as well as research animals.

Family- Bovidae

Diet- Goats are herbivores. Their main diet consists of grass and they are supplemented hay and meal in winter.

Description-Females, called does, weigh 24 to 34 kg (53 to 75 lb) and […]


By |June 23rd, 2015|

Origin- Llamas were domesticated from guanacos in the Andean highlands of Peru 4000-5000 years ago, and are among the oldest domestic animals in the world. Llamas are known to in habitat elevations up to 4000 meters above sea level

Family- Camelid, other members of this family include alpacas, guanacos and vicunas

Lifespan- 15- 20 years

Diet- Llamas are […]


By |June 23rd, 2015|

(Equide africanus asinus)

Our donkey family consists of dad Rasher, mam Pudding and their two offspring Beans and Waffles. They are a playful bunch and do everything together.

Origin- The Donkey is a domesticate member of the horse family. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild Ass. Donkeys around the world are used for […]

Domestic Goats

By |June 23rd, 2015|

(Capra aegagrus hircus)

Origin- Goats were first domesticated about 10,000 years ago in Iran, goat remains have been found at archaeological sites in western Asia also

Family- Bovidae

Lifespan- 15 -18 years

Diet- Herbivores, eating grasses, and weeds as their main diet supplemented with meals and hay in winter

Description- There are many different breeds of goats around the world […]


By |June 23rd, 2015|

Alpaca (Lama pacos)


Alpacas were domesticated over 6000 years ago by the Inca people of South America. Alpacas were created through selective breeding influenced by the wild Vicuña.


15 to 20 years.


Mainly consists of grass in summer months. In winter they are supplemented with hay and meal.


Their hair (fiber) comes in 22 basic colors with many variations.


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