Meet our animals
Some of our animals have started arriving on site, and are already settling in to their new homes... others will be joining us soon!
From capybara to parrots, Hobbledown Heath will be home to a wide collection of farm and zoo animals. All will be housed in unique, spacious enclosures with runs, tunnels, and bridges which encourage natural behaviours, while also giving our guests the chance to come face-to-face with our animals – and giving our animals the chance to come face-to-face with you!
Enjoy daily keeper talks, animal walks, demonstrations and more. Get up close and personal with our permanent animal walkthroughs – and, if that’s not enough, book your own personal face-to-face experience…
The females are called 'peahens', while the males are the 'peacocks' - and the males are the ones who have the glorious fan of fancy feathers.
These cottontail rabbits are gentle giants; they can grow up to 1.3 metres long!
Mara are members of the cavy family of rodents, making them the larger relative of the guinea pig.
There are over 100 species of lemur in the wild, and they can live for up to 15 years. Hobbledown Heath is home to both Ring-tailed and Black-and-White Ruffed Lemurs.
A small mongoose, found in southern Africa. They are known as the Hobbledown guards because of the way they always stand to attention!
These slow reptiles can sometimes live to over 100 years old! They are also an ancient species and have been around for over 200 million years – that’s longer than birds, mammals and snakes.
Although huge, yaks are herbivores – they eat mostly grass, flowers and moss. Their horns can be used to defend themselves, or to break through ice to reach the plants underneath.
This ancient breed of cow has fluffy, floppy hair designed to keep it warm in the chilly Scottish Highlands.
Known for being talkative and colourful, macaws live on a diet of flowers, nectar, fruit, nuts, seeds, and small insects. Hobbledown Heath has blue-and-gold macaws, and scarlet macaws.
Highly intelligent, and excellent climbers – look out for the floppy-eared Anglo Nubian breed and the miniature pygmy goats housed at Hobbledown Heath.
Meet our adorable ponies, who have free roam across Hobbledown's bridges and grazing areas - and keep an eye out for our special pony parades...
These funny-looking creatures come from the high altitudes of the South American Andes, and often spit up and chew their food over and over again!
Not just for Christmas! Reindeer were one of the earliest animals to be domesticated. Both males and females have wonderful soft velvety antlers.
These giant rodents are fantastic swimmers, extremely social, and very chilled-out! They are close relatives to the (much smaller) guinea pig.
Yes, they're different to ponies! Miniature horses are often smaller, less muscular and stocky, and are more likely to be kept as pets than their working pony counterparts.