Baby maras!

There are two new additions in the Patagonian mara enclosure following the birth of twins!

The babies were born to mum Martha and dad Lenny, on November 17 and are both doing well.

dzg_baby_mara_11Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, said: “They both seem very strong and are feeding from mum well, so we’re very pleased!”

Keepers are yet to sex and name the youngsters until they’ve caught and microchipped them both in a few weeks’ time.

The Patagonian mara is the third largest rodent species in the world and is classed as near threatened on the IUCN Red Data list due to the loss of its habitat.