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Please note that we have been informed that there will be essential maintenance to the payment portal for payments being taken via our website. This is taking place on Wednesday 20 February 2019 between 4:45am and 7:00am. We advise guests who wish to purchase annual passes or tickets to do so outside these times. On behalf of our payment provider, we apologise for any inconvenience.

ROADTRAIN

The Roadtrain at the zoo has, regretfully, broken down. As a result there will be no service around the zoo for the remainder of the school half term holiday as a minimum. We sincerely apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Admission Prices Inc. Donation Exc. Donation
Adult £15.95 £14.50
Children (3-15 Years) £11.95 £10.85
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £13.95 £12.65
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £7.95 £7.20

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Dwarf Mongoose

Helogale parvula

The dwarf mongoose is the smallest member of the order ‘Carnivora’ (the carnivores) to be found in Africa. There are 34 species of mongoose, all belonging to the family ‘Herpestidae’.

measurements

Measurements

Size: Head-body length - 24cm, Tail length - 19cm
Weight: 210-350g

habitat

Habitat

Dwarf mongooses are found in dry savannah and woodlands in southern and eastern Africa.

diet

Diet

They feed mainly on insects, grubs and spiders but will also eat small rodents, birds and eggs. They will often attack strategically in groups.

behaviour

Breeding

Mongooses live in groups of between 8 to 30 individuals. It is only the dominant male and female who breed. After a pregnancy of 11 weeks, a litter of 2 to 4 young are born.

threat

Conservation

The dwarf mongoose is not believed to be endangered as it has a large population, which appears to be stable.

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