Pintail (Red-billed)

The Red-billed pintail is found over much of Africa where it lives near shallow water. It feeds by dabbling for plant food, or foraging on land mainly in the evening or at night. It grazes on land, head dips in water and will visit fields of stubble. It will eat seeds, fruit, grains, roots and […]

Panda (Red)

Despite their name, red pandas are more closely related to raccoons than giant pandas and have been called a “fire fox” due to their appearance. Red pandas have long, soft reddish-brown fur on their upper parts, blackish fur on the lower parts, and a light face with tear markings. The light face has white badges […]

Penguin (Humboldt)

DZG holds a group of Humboldt, or Peruvian, penguins which is one of 17 species. They are found along the South American coastline in areas reached by the Humboldt current, and named after German scientist, Alexander Von Humboldt, who explored the region in the late 1700s. Penguins are superbly adapted to their aquatic life. The […]

Peacock (Indian blue)

The male Indian peafowl, commonly known as the peacock, is one of the most recognisable birds in the world. These large, brightly coloured members of the pheasant family have a distinctive crest and an unmistakable ornamental train of feathers. The train is opened up in to a large erect fan and is used by the […]

Python (Bornean Blood)

Bornean short-tailed pythons are primarily a crepuscular species – usually active around dawn and dusk. They are heavily-built snakes which can weigh as much as 13-14 kg, and are so called because of the blood red markings on their skin. The tail region is also very short compared to their overall length leading to their […]