Origin- Chinchillas are rodents that are native to the Andes Mountains of northern Chile.
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 (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.
Lifespan- 10-12 […]
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 take extra care of him so that he will have a long and happy life at the park.
(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
Lifespan- Many ponies are long-lived; it is not unusual for […]
(Sus scrofa domesticus)
Origin- The domestic pig originates from the Eurasian wild boar
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Our Llamas are called Liquorice, Bubblegum and Lollipop. They are an inquisitive and playful bunch.
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, […]
(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 […]