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Mini beasts and birds

Frodo the Dart Frog

Frodo the Dart Frog

Lurking in the mini beast house are a host of residents you wouldn't normally like to come face to face with. Tarantulas, snakes, lizards, giant snails and deadly Assassin bugs await your visit.

Some new residents have recently joined us;  A Panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is native to eastern and northern parts of Madagascar and can grow up to 20 inches long.

Frodo is our new Dart Frog and is settling in well in his new home. There are also some Cairo Spiny Mice! Native to the rocky areas and hot deserts of Northern Africa, the back end of a spiny mouse is covered in tough spiny hairs, similar to the prickles of a hedgehog although not as rigid. These spines are thought to protect the mouse from predators such as owls.

Venturing outside the cave, you will come across the lovely garden filled with rabbits and guinea pigs. There is an aviary where you can see beautiful birds flying and feeding only inches away. You will see many birds including the fun loving Fischers Lovebirds, native to Eastern Africa.

There are 10 different species of British bred foreign birds in the bird house. Many of the birds breed successfully over the summer months and at all times we ask you not to disturb their nests.


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Last updated: 06 April 2016