Owl (Northern Hawk)

The Northern Hawk Owl is a medium sized Owl with no ear-tufts, a whitish face and long pointed wings. A bird of boreal forests, the Northern Hawk Owl behaves like a hawk but looks like an owl. Its oval body, yellow eyes, and round face enclosed by dark parentheses are distinctly owl. Its long tail […]

Owl (Snowy)

Snowy owls lead an essentially nomadic lifestyle in the Arctic regions and can only be claimed as a UK owl because of birds that bred on Fetlar, in the Shetland Isles, from 1967 to 1975. They are usually found perched on the ground or rock, occasionally in trees, and can survive low temperatures. In the […]

Otter (Asiatic Short-clawed)

At DZC we have Asiatic short-clawed otters which are the smallest of the world’s 13 species. Otters have long, sleek bodies which are covered in a long water repellent top coat and soft thick layer beneath. These double layers of fur help to keep them dry and warm. They have a strong muscular tail for […]

Owl (Great Grey Owl)

This species is also known as the Great Grey Ghost or Phantom of the North and is the provincial bird emblem of Manitoba, an area in Canada. They do not have ear tufts, but have the largest facial disc of any owl. Although they look large, inside they are no bigger than a Tawny owl, […]

Owl (Burrowing)

The burrowing owl is so named because it lives in underground burrows that have been dug out by small mammals such as prairie dogs and ground squirrels. Unlike most owls they are day-active especially in the spring when they are busy feeding young. The burrowing owl is found over a range of habitats across North, […]

Orangutan (Bornean)

The orangutan is not a monkey, but a great ape, like the chimpanzee and gorilla and, like them, lacks a tail and has long arms. They are the most arboreal, or tree dwelling, of the great apes with only large adult males spending lengthy periods on the forest floor. They are strictly day-active, spending the […]