First up are our meerkats. These cute and active creatures are mainly insectivores in the wild, and our feeding talks and demonstrations allow visitors to get really close to see them searching for their food. The special ‘bubble’ window allows kids to get a meerkat-eye view of the action!
Tamarins are very small primates, and our Cotton-top Tamarins have a characteristic fan of long, white hair on their heads. These small primates only reach a size of around 23 cm, and about 410 gms. However, their antics and speed around their enclosure is more than impressive. Cotton-top Tamarins are Critically Endangered, with only perhaps 1000 left in the wilds of Colombia.
Our Fishing cat, called Freddie, is a beautiful species of small cat from South-east Asia. These cats grow to about twice the size of the average domestic cat and are denizens of wetland habitats. At home in the water, fishing cats swim very well, with slightly webbed front toes, and protruding claws that help them secure fishy prey – although they are generalists as far as diet goes, also eating small mammals, birds, lizards and livestock (especially poultry).
Our Mammal Adoptions