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La Hacienda

As well as exotic animals, Banham Zoo is also home to domestic animals from around the world.

Many of these can be seen in ‘La Hacienda’ near to the zoo entrance. Here you will see the pygmy goats from Africa, guinea pigs from South America, and Kune Kune pigs from New Zealand as well as many more!

Pygmy Goat 1

You can also visit our infamous rat room and see how many you can spot – You can even give them a bite to eat!

In ‘La Hacienda’ you will be able to touch or feed some of the animals, however for health and safety reasons we ask that if you touch any of the animals or their enclosure barriers, you use the hand washing facilities available.

Kune Pig

Brazilian Guinea Pig

Cavia aperea

habitat

Habitat

These wild relatives of domestic guinea pigs are found in a range of habitats including grasslands, upland savannahs, woodlands and agricultural areas. They live in small groups consisting of a male, one or two females and their young.

diet

Diet

They are herbivores feeding mainly on grasses. Their ever-growing teeth are maintained at a constant length by continuous gnawing.

behaviour

Breeding

After a 62 day pregnancy, a litter of two young are born fully furred with their eyes open. They are capable of breeding at just 28 days old!

threat

Conservation

These guinea pigs are found in many protected areas throughout their range and there are currently no major threats to this species in the wild.

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Cavia porcellus

 
 
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Rattus norvegicus

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