Monkeys, owls… and more!
There’s more to us than monkeys and owls. In April 2015, the Haven became home to a mob of Meerkats – and they’ve been getting up to lots of mischief ever since. We also care for a number of reptiles, amphibians and other birds of all shapes and sizes. One of the most unusual creatures is our Waxy Monkey Frog. There’s also Kipling, our exceeding good Royal Python. Plus we have a slithering superstar, Gus the beautiful Boa Constrictor… he’s a hit with many children, although some of the Mums don’t seem so keen when they’re offered the chance to stroke him. Why? We have no idea! You can meet some of our reptiles at our keeper talks held throughout the day.
Some of our extra special creatures
Plus don’t miss…
Bearded Dragon: Teddy, our lovely lizard, was donated to us by a pet shop after he’d served his time in a breeding programme. He now lives a relaxed life with us and he’s a favourite on our Meet the Reptiles tours. “He’s really placid”, commented one of the Keepers. “He loves eating wax worms and anything else that moves!” These creatures are originally from the Australian desert.