Big cat animal collection at Dartmoor Zoo

Big Cats

 

Siberian Tiger

Panthera tigris altaica

 

 

Name: Dragan ♂

Date of Birth: 07.10.2014

 

Name: Alisha ♀

Date of Birth: 10.12.2014

 

Country of Origin: Russian Far East

 

IUCN status: Endangered

 

Interesting fact: Tigers stripes are unique to them as individuals. 

African lion

Panthera leo

 

Name: Josie ♀

Date of Birth: 29.08.2000

 

Name: Jasiri ♂

Date of Birth: 09.06.2007

 

Country of Origin: Africa

 

IUCN status: Vulnerable

 

Interesting fact: Lions are the only social big cat. In the wild they live in groups called prides.

Jaguar

Panthera onca

Name: Chincha ♂

 

Date of Birth: 13.10.2012

 

Country of Origin: South America

 

IUCN status: Near threatened

 

Interesting fact: Jaguars have the most powerful jaw of all the big cats.
 

Carpathian Lynx

Lynx lynx carpathica

Name: Flaviu (Flav) ♂

Date of birth: 20.05.2014

 

Name: Willow ♀

Date of birth:  03.05.2008

 

Country of Origin: Carpathian mountains which run through Romania, Poland, Slovakia and Serbia.

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Their long powerful legs allow them to jump 4.5m from a walking or standing start.

 

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

Name: Tibo ♂

Date of Birth: 09.05.2015

 

Name: Barrow ♂

Date of Birth: 09.05.15

 

Country of Origin: Throughout Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

 

IUCN Status: Vulnerable

 

Interesting fact: Cheetahs are the fastest land animal.

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Mammal animal collection at Dartmoor Zoo

Other Mammals

 

Grey Wolf

Canis Lupus

 

Name: Cheyenne ♀

Date of Birth: 09.05.2006

 

Name: Tejas ♂

Date of Birth: 09.05.2006

 

Name: Nataa ♂

Date of Birth: 09.05.2006

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Wolves can run at around 30 mph for a sustained period which enables them to chase down their prey and tire them over time.

Iberian Wolf

Canis lupus signatus

 

 

 

Name: Carlos ♂

Date of Birth: 07.06.2010

 

Name: Gregorio ♂

Date of Birth: 13.06.2011 

 

Name: Raul ♂

Date of Birth: 13.06.2011

 

Country of Origin: Northern Portugal and North western Spain

 

Interesting fact: They live in small packs in the wild that are made up of related individuals.

 

IUCN status: Near threatened 

European Brown Bear   

Ursus arctos

Name: Hayley ♀

 

Date of Birth: 25.12.1985 

 

Country of Origin: Northern Eurasia

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: European Brown Bears occur in twenty two European countries.

Syrian Brown Bear

Ursus arctos syriacus

Name: Fudge ♀

 

Date of Birth: We are unsure of Fudge’s birthday as it is between December 1977 and January 1978 and so the 1st of January 1978 was chosen as Hayley’s birthday is Christmas Day and so Fudge’s is New Year’s Day. 

 

Country of Origin: Eurasia

 

IUCN status: Vulnerable

 

Interesting fact: Bears do not go into full hibernation but instead a state of torpor from which they can be easily awoken.

Ring Tailed Coati

Nasua nasua

 

 

Name: Junior ♀

Date of birth: 31.05.2006

 

Name: Julio ♀

Date of birth: 19.05.2008

 

Name: Fonzo ♀

Date of birth: 19.05.2008

         

Country of Origin: Tropical and sub-tropical South America

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Ring Tailed Coatis are found throughout South America except for Chile as the Andes mountains run the length of the country and Coatis are unable to go over the mountains. 

Short Clawed Otter

Amblonyx cinereus

Name: Jonsi ♂

Date of Birth: 03.05.2009

 

Country of Origin: South East Asia, Southern China, Bangladesh and Taiwan

 

IUCN status: Vulnerable

 

Interesting fact: Short Clawed Otters are the smallest species of otter in the world as they only measure 70-100cm in length.

Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes

 

Name: Bramble ♀

 

Date of Birth: March 2004

 

Country of Origin: Northern hemisphere

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Red Foxes are found widely across the northern hemisphere and have been introduced elsewhere. 

Grants Zebra

Equus quagga boehmi

Name: Tim

 

Date of Birth: 02.06.2015

 

Country of Origin: Botswana; The Democratic Republic of the Congo; Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Rwanda; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, Zambia; Zimbabwe

 

IUCN status: Near threatened

 

Interesting fact: These animals live in groups called families or harems.

Brazilian Tapir

Tapirus terrestris

 

Name: Fortuana ♀

Date of Birth: 13.10.2006

 

Name: Rofilho ♂

Date of Birth: 06.04.2015

 

Country of Origin: South America

 

IUCN status: Vulnerable

 

Interesting fact: Hunting is a serious threat to this species as they have a long gestational period and take a long time to mature. 

Capybara

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

We have six Capybara here at Dartmoor Zoo, all named after fantastic Mexican food and drinks! 

 

Name: Fajita

Name: Burrito

Name: Chimichanga

Name: Salsa

Name: Sangria

Name: Enchilada

 

Country of Origin: South America

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Capybaras live in large groups made up of extended family members varying from 2-30 individuals with one dominant breeding male. 

Slender-Tailed Meerkat

Suricata suricatta

 

We have four Meerkats at Dartmoor Zoo! The alpha pair are called Timon and Xena and we also have their first litter living with them who were born on the 20th of May 2013.

 

Name: Timon ♂

Date of Birth: 21.05.2008

 

Name: Xena ♀

Date of Birth: 07.04.2009

 

Country of Origin: Africa

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Meerkats live in family groups of 10-50 members in the wild depending on the food density in the area.

Vervet Monkey

Chlorocebus pygerythrus

Name: Jay ♂

Date of birth: 23.07.1994

 

Name: Kiki ♀

Date of birth: 03.06.2002

 

Country of Origin: Southern Africa

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Vervet monkey’s rarely drink water and instead get most of the water necessary from their food. 

 

Common Marmoset

Callithrix jacchus 

 

We have four Marmosets here at Dartmoor Zoo two of which were born on the 4th of April 2016 and the other two on the 8th of September 2016.

 

Country of Origin: Brazil

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Marmosets live in extended family groups of 4-15 individuals with one female per group breeding each season.

Azaras Agouti

Dasyprocta azarae

Name: Whispa

 

Date of Birth: 05.07.2007 

 

Country of Origin: Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina

 

IUCN status: Data deficient due to uncertainty of species distribution, threats and conservation measures although it is suspected that they are threatened as they were previously listed as vulnerable in 1996.

 

Interesting fact: This rodent is locally hunted and so may be extinct in certain localities but no one can be sure yet.

European Reindeer

Rangifer tarandus

Name: Comet ♀

Date of Birth: 01.04.2008

 

Name: Tuula ♀

Date of Birth: 10.05.2011

 

Country of Origin: Arctic and subarctic regions

 

IUCN status: Vulnerable

 

Interesting fact: Reindeers grow their antlers annually.

Reeves Muntjac Deer

Muntiacus reevesi

We have one Reeves Muntjac Deer that wonders freely in our walk through area.

 

Country of Origin: South eastern China and Taiwan

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: This species has been introduced into the United Kingdom and is still present here. 

Fallow Deer

Dama dama

Name: Mr Pickles ♂

 

Date of Birth: 08.06.2009

 

Country of Origin: Western Eurasia

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: This species is native to Turkey but has been introduced into many European countries.

 

Guinea Pig

Cavia porcellus

Name: Leonardo ♂

Date of Birth: 2016

 

Name: Donatello ♂

Date of Birth: 2016

 

Country of Origin: South America

 

IUCN status: Not listed

 

Interesting fact: Guinea Pigs are active for up to 20 hours a day.

 

Kafue Flats Lechwe

Kobus leche

We have a fairly large heard of Kafue Flats Lechwe here headed up by Fivesy who was born on the 13th of March 2014.

 

Country of Origin: Africa

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: The major threat facing the Kafue Flats Lechwe is poaching for meat.

African Pygmy Goat

Capra aegagrus hircus

We have nine African Pygmy Goats here at Dartmoor Zoo, again food seems to pop up in the names!

 

Name: Ringo

Name: Vanilla

Name: Toffee

Name: Maple

Name: Milly

Name: Chestnut

Name: Cinnamon

Name: Elvis

Name: Sprout

 

Country of Origin: Cameroon Valley of West Africa.

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: A major threat to this species in the wild is poaching.

Bennett's Wallaby

Macropus rufogriseus

 

We have a rather large group of Bennett’s Wallabies here at Dartmoor Zoo whom can be found in our walk through area.

 

Country of Origin: Eastern Australia and Tasmania

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Mothers give birth to one young at a time but can nurse one Joey who has left the pouch as well as another Joey who is being reared inside the pouch.

Parma Wallaby

Macropus parma

Name: Jenny

Date of Birth: 26.06.2005

 

Name: Forest

Date of Birth: 04.06.2006

 

We also have one other Parma Wallaby here at Dartmoor Zoo who wonders freely in our walk through area.

 

Country of Origin: New South Wales, Kawau Island, New Zealand

 

IUCN status: Near threatened

 

Interesting fact: Parma Wallabies were thought to extinct on mainland Australia in 1932 until they were rediscovered in 1967.

Domestic Rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus

Name: Monty ♂
Date of Birth:
Unknown Species: Flemish Giant

Name: Maisie ♀
Date of Birth: 2015
Species: Lionhead crossed with a Netherland Dwarf

Name: Willow ♀
Date of Birth: 2015
Species: Lop-eared Rabbit.

 

IUCN status: All three species are not listed

 

Interesting fact: All of our rabbits are very friendly and inquisitive.

Raccoon Dog

Nyctereutes procyonoides

Name: Akemi ♀

Date of birth: 2009

 

Tanuki ♀

Date of birth: 2009

 

Country of origin: East Asia

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: This species have been introduced into many European countries.

Sugar Glider

Petaurus breviceps

Name: Calypso ♀

Date of Birth: April 2013

 

Name: Bindi ♀

Date of birth: 2015

 

Names: Bruce ♂

Date of birth: Unknown

 

Toby ♂

Date of birth: Unknown

              

Country of Origin: Eastern and Northern Australia

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: This species must not live alone as they are social creatures and live in colonies in the wild.

Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec

Echinops telfairi

Name: Maximus ♂

 

Date of Birth: 10.07.2013

 

Country of Origin: Madagascar

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Tenrecs have poor eyesight and so their sense of smell and hearing are well developed.

 

 

Birds, animal collection at Dartmoor Zoo

Birds

 

 

Temminck's Tragopan

Tragopan temminckii

Name: Jim ♂

Date of Birth: 05.01.2009

 

Name: Daisy ♀
Date of Birth: 2006

 

Country of Origin: South Asia, North east India, North west Vietnam, Tibet and Northern China

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: The wild population of this species is declining.

Blue and Gold Macaw

Ara ararauna

Name: Buzz ♂

Date of Birth: 1997

 

Name: Loulou ♀

Date of Birth: 1998

 

Country of Origin: Tropical South America

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Buzz is very talkative!

Ostrich

Struthio camelus

Name: Pete ♂

Date of Birth: 2000

 

Name: Dorothy ♀

Date of Birth: 06.01.2009

 

Country of Origin: Africa

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Ostriches are the fastest two-legged animal.

White Cheeked Turaco

Tauraco leucotis leucotis

Name: Andi ♀

Date of Birth: 28.08.2008

 

Name: Spike ♂

Date of Birth: 2000

 

Country of Origin: Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: This species is native to China, India, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Greater Rhea

Rhea americana

We have a large group of Greater Rhea here at Dartmoor Zoo. Our most famous resident being Zazu!

 

Name: Zazu

Date of Birth: 18.08.2013

 

Country of Origin: South America

 

IUCN status: Near threatened

 

Interesting fact: Two major threats that face Greater Rheas are hunting for their meat and the export of their skins.

White Naped Crane

Grus vipio

Name: Cybil ♀

 

Date of Birth: 2000

 

Country of Origin: North eastern Mongolia, North eastern China, South eastern Russia

 

IUCN status: Vulnerable

 

Interesting fact: Hatching success was found to only be 56.3% in one Russian study.

Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

Name: Totem ♂

 

Country of Origin: Americas

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: This species has soft, loose feathers which allows them to fly silently and swoop on their prey.

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

 

We have two Barn Owls here at Dartmoor Zoo.

 

Country of origin: Global

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: A pesticide had a disastrous effect on some of the population during the 1950s-80s in north western Europe, parts of North America and Northeast Australia but this population is slowly recovering. 

Burrowing owl

Athene cunicularia

Name: Dora ♀

Name: Missi ♀

Name: Flo ♀

 

Date of birth: All were born 24/04/2015

 

Country of origin: The Americas

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: This species has an extremely large range.

Great Grey Owl

Strix nebulosa

Name: Earl Grey ♂

 

Date of Birth: 31.05.2016

 

Country of origin: Northern Hemisphere

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: This species is able to breed from 3 years old and are known to mate for life.

Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

 

We have eight Avocets here at Dartmoor Zoo.

 

Country of origin: Europe and Western and Central Asia

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: This species is threatened in Europe by the pollution of wetlands from insecticides and mercury. 

Black Runner Duck

Anas platyrhynchos

 

We have quite a few Black Runner Ducks along with many other ducks who have decided to call Dartmoor Zoo their home.

 

 

Country of Origin: Lombok, Java and Bali

 

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: The eggs of this species were (and possibly still are) harvested in Iceland.

Common Peafowl

Pavo cristatus

We have one male Common Peafowl who freely roams around Dartmoor Zoo.

 

Country of origin: India, East and South Asia

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: This species has been introduced in Australia, Bahamas, New Zealand and Hawaii.

Himalayan Monal Pheasant

Lophophorus impejanus

 

We have two Himalayan Monal Pheasants here at Dartmoor Zoo.

 

 

Country of origin: Nepal

 

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: This species is declining due to habitat loss and degradation as well as over-hunting for food.

Helmeted Guineafowl

Numida meleagris

We have nine Guineafowl here at Dartmoor Zoo that wonder freely in our walk through area.

 

Country of Origin: Africa

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: The current population is believed to be stable.

 

Reptiles/Inverts/Amphibians

 

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Red Tailed Boa Constrictor

Boa constrictor

 

Name: Kevin ♂

 

Date of Birth: 2004

 

Country of Origin: North and Central and South America

 

IUCN status: Not listed

 

Interesting fact: Red Tailed Boa Constrictors are excellent swimmers but prefer to stay on land.

Corn Snake

Elaphe guttata guttate

Name: Kelloggs ♂

Date of Birth: 17.09.2007

 

Name: Alan ♂

Date of Birth: 2015

 

Country of Origin: South eastern and central America

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Snakes use their tongues to ‘taste’ the air and determine their surroundings.

Western Hognose Snake

Heterdon nasicus

Name: Django ♂

 

Date of Birth: 2013

 

Country of Origin: North America

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Django is the only venomous snake at Dartmoor Zoo.

Milk Snake

Lampropeltis triangulum

Name: Ronnie ♀

 

Date of Birth: 2011

 

Country of Origin: America

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Ronnie is an excellent escape artist!

Royal Python

Python regius

Name: Khaleesi ♀

 

Date of Birth: 2015

 

Country of Origin: Africa

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: This species is also known as the Ball Python.

King Snake 

Lampropeltis getula californiae

Name: Oreo ♂

 

Date of Birth: 2011

 

Country of Origin: California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Baja California.

 

IUCN Status: Not listed

 

Interesting fact: King Snakes will eat other snakes.

Yellow-Headed Day Gecko

Phelsuma klemmeri

We have a group of three Yellow-Headed Day Gecko’s here at Dartmoor Zoo.

 

Country of Origin: Madagascar

 

IUCN status: Endangered

 

Interesting fact: In the wild Yellow-headed Day Gecko’s are only found in forests where bamboo is present.

Electric Blue Gecko

Lygodactylus williamsi

 

We have two Electric Blue Geckos - one female and one male who were both born in 2015.

 

 

Country of origin: Tanzania

 

 

IUCN status: Critically endangered

 

Interesting fact: Electric Blue Geckos can grow between 6-10cm long.

Blue Tongued Skink

Tiliqua nigrolutea

Name: Mango ♂

 

Date of Birth: 2013

 

Country of Origin: Australia

 

IUCN status: Not listed

 

Interesting fact: Blue Tongued Skinks are one of the only species in the world to have a blue tongue.

Panther Chameleon

Panthera tigris Altaica

Name: Pascal ♂

 

Date of Birth: 2015

 

Country of Origin: Madagascar

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: A Panther Chameleons tongue can extend to the same length as their entire body.

Bearded Dragon

Pogona

Name: Elliott ♂

 

Date of Birth: Unsure as he was found by the side of the road near to Dartmoor Zoo.

 

Country of Origin: Australia

 

IUCN status: Not listed

 

Interesting fact: These lizards are very common in the pet trade!

Blue Spiny Lizard

Sceloporus cyanogenys

Name: Diego ♂

 

Date of Birth: Unknown

 

Country of Origin: Southern Texas, Mexico, northern Guatemala and Belsize.

 

IUCN Status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Blue Spiny Lizards are closely related to Iguanas.

Black and White Tegu

Salvator merianae

Name: Alianna (Yana) ♀

 

Date of Birth: 2014

 

Country of Origin: Various locations in South America such as Brazil, Eastern Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Northern and Central Argentina.

 

IUCN – Least concern

 

Interesting fact: Tegus are excellent diggers and climbers.

Leopard Tortoise

Geochelone pardalis

Name: Shelly ♀

 

Date of Birth: We believe it was 1989 but we are not certain of this.

 

Country of Origin: Eastern and Southern Africa

 

IUCN status: Least concern

 

Interesting fact: A Leopard Tortoise can stay underwater for up to 10 minutes.

Hermanns Tortoise

Testudo hermanni

Name: River ♂

 

Date of Birth: 2000

 

Country of Origin: Southern Europe

 

IUCN status: Near threatened

 

Interesting fact: In Serbia this species is threatened by the use of its shell in traditional medicine.

Spur Thighed Tortoise

Testudo graeca

Name: Tina ♀

 

Date of Birth: 1960

 

Country of Origin: North Africa, Southern Europe and South west Asia

 

IUCN status: Vulnerable

 

Interesting fact: This species has been introduced into Cyprus, France and Italy.

Axolotl

Ambystoma mexicanum

Name: Marshmallow ♀

 

Date of Birth: Unknown

 

Country of Origin: Central Mexico

 

IUCN status: Critically endangered

 

Interesting fact: This species lives completely underwater and does not go through complete metamorphosis.

African Bull Frog

Pyxicephalus adspersus

Name: Charlie ♀

 

Date of Birth: 2007

 

Country of Origin: Africa

 

IUCN status: Not listed

 

Interesting fact: They are considered a delicacy in some parts of the world.

Golden Mantella

Mantella aurantiaca

 

We have a fairly large group of Golden Mantella Frogs here at Dartmoor Zoo.

 

 

Date of birth: Various ages

 

 

Country of Origin: Madagascar

 

 

IUCN status: Critically endangered

 

Interesting fact: Golden Mantella Frogs are carnivores.

Chilean Rose Tarantula

Grammostola rosea

Name: Cruella
 
Date of Birth: 1999-2007
 
Country of Origin: Chile

Brazilian Black Tarantula

Grammostola pulchra

Name: Aragog 

Date of Birth: Unknown

Country of Origin:Brazil and Uruguay

Also at Dartmoor Zoo we have a number of other amphibians and invertebrates that are listed here.

Leaf insect

Phyllium philippinicum

Country of Origin: Philippines

 

Tanzanian Giant Tailless Whip Scorpion

Damon variegatus

Country of origin: Africa

Tiger Land Snail

Achatina achatina

Country of origin: West Africa



Orange Head Cockroach

Eublaberus posticus

Country of Origin: Amazon

Sun beetle

Pachnoda marginata

Country of Origin: Western and Central Africa

Purple Clawed Hermit Crabs

Coenobita clypeatus

Country of Origin: Tropics