New Animals Arrive at the Zoo

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New Animals Arrive at the Zoo

New Animals Arrive At ZooWorld

ZooWorld staff are excited to have welcomed an ark’s worth of new animals into their family over the last several months.  In addition to new hands-on animals in the farm yard, two binturong and three capybara have made their debut at the zoo.

         Pig       zebu      Goat

New Farm Friends: Joining long time residents, a miniature zebu heifer, a kunekune pig and three very tiny African pygmy goats make a great new addition the zoo’s hands-on farm yard.  Kunekune pigs are originally from New Zealand and were once kept only by the native Maori people.  Kunekune’s are mutli-colored versions of the more familiar pot-bellied pig and are known for having sweet docile natures.  Zebu cattle are indigenous to South Asia and are characterized by their large fatty hump.  These cows are considered sacred by some cultures.  African pymgy goats are a fun and boisterous goat that are often kept as pets.  These goats can be used as milk goats and enjoy interacting with zoo guests.

Capybara   Binturong_in_Overloon-660x449

New and Different: Its always good to keep things interesting, and these new zoo crew critters certainly do just that.  Three young capybara and two binturong have settled in nicely to their new surroundings.  Capybara are the world’s largest rodent, resembling a giant guinea pig.  They are semi-aquatic and spend quite a bit of their day swimming and frolicing in the water.  When full grown, these animals can reach over 150 pounds and can be found in groups numbering as many as 100 individuals.  Binturong, a rarely seen civet from South Asia, has been said to be the best smelling animal in the zoo.  Their civet gland produces an aroma that is often described as resembling popcorn or corn chips.


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