Crocodile (West African Dwarf)

West African dwarf crocodiles can be found in the mangrove swamps, rainforests and slow moving rivers and streams of West Africa. During the day they bask in the sun in order to increase their body temperature. They are mostly active at night, and like to feed on small animals such as fish, insects, lizard, water […]

Conure (Sun)

Sun conures are known to feed on seeds, fruits, nuts berries and sometimes blossoms. Flocks of sun conures will follow the wave of ripening fruit and can become bothersome in agricultural areas. They like to sleep in tree hollows, sometimes communally. They are often seen in large flock and are very vocal. Their call is […]

Cassowary (Southern)

Southern Cassowary are found in tropical forests and wetlands across Northern Australia, New Guinea and the surrounding islands. They feed mostly on fruit that has fallen to the ground, but will also eat anything from snails to dead mammals. Many plant species rely on the Southern Cassowary for seed dispersal as they swallow fruit whole, […]

Capuchin (Yellow-breasted)

The yellow-breasted or golden-bellied capuchin is a highly social and intelligent monkey which lives in groups of up to 30 individuals. Group members communicate using barks, growls, screams, whistles and chattering. They spend most of their lives in trees where their grasping primate hands and prehensile tail help them move throughout the rainforest. Groups are […]


The cornsnake is found throughout Florida and the south eastern United States, from southern New Jersey to Louisiana. In the colder parts of this range the snakes hibernate during winter. However, in the more temperate areas they shelter in rock crevices and logs during cold weather, and come out on warm days to soak up […]


Chinchillas are small rodents from the Andes mountains of South America. Their name literally means little Chincha and they are named after the Chincha people of the Andes, who once wore the dense, velvet-like fur of these animals. The chinchillas now commonly seen are domesticated forms of the long-tailed chinchilla which was originally brought to […]


Chimpanzees are social animals living in large mixed groups which can number up to 100 individuals. Throughout the day the community splits to form smaller groups as the chimpanzees travel through the west African forests foraging for food. Typically, there is a dominant male within the community who controls the group and maintains order during […]


Capybaras are the world’s largest rodent. They have a large barrel-shaped body with a thick fur coat which ranges in colour from brown to reddish and a tough skin. They are semi-aquatic animals and their eyes and ears are high on the head so they can easily be kept above water when swimming. They have […]

Camel (Bactrian)

The Bactrian camel is native to the steppes of central Asia, and restricted in the wild to remote regions of the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts of Mongolia where it is thought to number around 500 – 800 individuals. Most of the estimated 1.4 million Bactrians alive today are domesticated camels. Bactrians have two humps while […]