Victor was rescued from the discontinued Tygerberg Zoo in Cape Town. He now lives at the Drakenstein Lion Park, Paarl in a large field of golden grass and trees. He has healthy white hair and a cute curious nose. What I like about this Lion Park is that they don’t permit canned hunting and that […]
Himalayan Monals like Millicent love eating seeds, shoots, tubers and berries with their spiky sharp beaks. When they are having a bad day they can talk up a storm with all sorts of whistles, notes and beeps. They thrive at ridiculous heights – up to 4350 m above sea-level and she lays three to five […]
Lars and Lotta are part of a Raccoon family living in and out of the gardens of surburban Quebec. Raccoons, despite their infamy are highly intelligent with their fully formed hands and nimble little fingers. They have been known to open jars, undo latches and even turn door knobs. Oooooooh dear, watch your cooldrink there!
Juliette the Jaguar is a feisty mama from Brazil. She sadly mourns the eradication of her kind in North America. Unlike most big cats, jaguars really love water. They swim and play in azure streams and pools and hunt while they are at it. Juliette loves to meow loudly to call the kids (and a […]
What walks like an Iguana, has a beak like a duck, fur like a beaver, lays eggs and uses echo-location to find dinner? It’s Quinta, the poke-able Platypus from Tasmania. This lovely family are called the Monotremes, one of only three amazing mammals that lay eggs instead of having live young. Quinta is quite the […]