We’ve discovered our latest twin baby Patagonian maras are a boy and a girl and have named them Maximo and Maisy. The twins, who were born to mum Martha and dad Barry on September 2, have just been sexed and microchipped by Assistant Curator Jay Haywood. And keepers on the ungulates section had the pleasure of … Continue reading Meet Maximo and Maisy
It’s plain to see our mixed exhibit the South American paddock is a harmonious habitat! Our three Brazilian tapirs, capybara and Patagonian mara were caught on camera together snuggling up in the warmth of the indoor den, which made for a great picture. Keeper Cheyenne Darkins said: “It was lovely to see all three South American … Continue reading Harmonious habitat
Lulu is the lovely new name for our Patagonian mara after we asked people to send in suggestions for the chance to adopt her. Dozens of people entered the e-mail competition to name the newcomer and Keeper Josh Luxton picked out the winning entry from zoo visitor Rebecca Deeley. Mum-of-three Rebecca, from Brierley Hill, said: “It’s … Continue reading Lovely name Lulu!
A new female Patagonian mara has joined us at DZG – but the gorgeous girl is missing a name. So we’ve launched an e-mail competition to name her, with chance to win an adoption pack for the friendly female (pictured front) who has moved in with Barry, Martha and their twins. The adult female arrived earlier … Continue reading New mara needs naming
There’s a double dose of joy in our Patagonian mara enclosure following the birth of twins! The two lovely little ones were born to mum Martha and dad Barry on September 2 and are both thriving. Keeper Josh Luxton said: “Mum and dad are doing a fantastic job of looking after the youngsters. The parents … Continue reading Mini maras
We’ve had another mara born and this one is quite unique. The youngster was born to mum, Martha and dad, Lenny on June 9 and staff were surprised to see it’s very pale colouring, instead of the normal brown and grey. Curator Richard Brown said: “We believe the baby has a condition called leucism, which … Continue reading A unique mara!
Our four Patagonian mara have relocated to the Howler monkey enclosure to form a new mixed South American exhibit. Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, said: “The two species work well together as they’re both native to the same area in the wild and have proved a successful mixed exhibit at other collections. “They have separate indoor … Continue reading A new mixed exhibit
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. Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, said: “They both seem very strong and are feeding from mum well, so we’re very pleased!” Keepers are … Continue reading Baby maras!