Mammals

Alpaca

By |April 10th, 2018|

Origin- There are two types of Alpaca- Huacaya and Suri defined by coat type. Alpaca’s do not have hooved feet, they have two toes covered by a nail. They have been domesticated for over 6000 years. They are mainly used for their fine fiber coats, but are also kept as pets for showing and protecting other […]

Pygmy Goat

By |April 10th, 2018|

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 […]

Snowball the Pony

By |April 10th, 2018|

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.

Origin- Horses […]

Llama

By |April 10th, 2018|

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 […]

Donkey

By |April 10th, 2018|

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 riding, as pack animals or for pulling carts for the last 5000 years.

Family- Equide

Lifespan- 35-45 years

Diet- Herbivore. They feed mostly on grass and are supplemented with […]

Gerbils

By |April 10th, 2018|

Origin- The type of gerbil normally kept as a pet is the Mongolian gerbil and first encountered in Eastern Mongolia in 1867. The first breeding pairs arrived in Britain in 1964.

Family- Rodentia.

Lifespan- 3- 5 years.

Diet- Gerbils are omnivores, eating nuts, seeds, vegetables, grasses grains and small insects.

Description- There are twenty coat colours in the Mongolian […]

Guinea Pig

By |March 2nd, 2017|

European Rabbit

By |March 2nd, 2017|

Chinchilla

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 […]