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Some of Our Friends


Alpacas are a domesticated species of South American camelid. They are small, wooly animals with long necks and legs, and are kept for their soft and luxurious fur. They are gentle, intelligent animals, and can make great pets. Alpacas are also often used for their wool, which is highly sought after for their softness and warmth.


A baby buffalo is a young calf of the American bison species, which is commonly found in North America. They are typically reddish-brown in color with a thick layer of fur to protect them from the cold. They are born with a stubby horn and can grow to around 400-600 pounds when fully grown.


A baby camel, or calf, is a young camel that is typically born after a gestation period of around 13 months. They are usually brownish-tan or yellowish in color and have long legs and long necks. They are born with a full set of teeth and can stand and walk shortly after being born.


An elk is a large species of deer native to North America and parts of Europe and Asia. They have large bodies and long, curved antlers, and males can weigh up to over 700 pounds. Elk are herbivores, feeding on grasses, leaves, and bark. They live in herds and migrate over long distances in search of food.


Wallabies are small to medium-sized marsupials native to Australia, and closely related to kangaroos. They have short, stocky bodies, short tails, and muscular hind legs which allow them to hop and climb. Wallabies come in a variety of colors and sizes and are typically found in grasslands and forests.


The Ring-Tailed Lemur is a medium-sized primate native to Madagascar. It is easily recognized by its black and white ringed tail. It is an active and social animal that spends much of its time foraging for food and playing in trees. It is an omnivore, eating both plants and insects. It is an endangered species due to habitat destruction.


A Zebu cow is a breed of cattle native to India and parts of Southeast Asia. Zebu cows are characterized by their large, hump-like shoulder, drooping ears, and long, curved horns. They have a distinctive grey and white coloring and are known for their hardiness and resistance to tropical heat. Zebu cows are used for both beef and dairy production, as well as for draught work.


The ostrich is the world's largest living bird and can weigh up to 150 to 300 pounds. It is native to Africa and is the only living species in its family. Ostriches have long legs, a long neck, and a small head. They cannot fly, but they can run very fast, reaching speeds of up to 43 mph. Ostriches eat leaves, flowers, and insects, and they lay the largest eggs of any bird species in the world.


The Nilgai (also known as the Blue bull) is an Asian antelope native to the Indian subcontinent. It is the largest antelope in India and is distinguished by its bright blue-gray coat and a white underbelly. These antelopes are mainly found in open grasslands and scrub forests of India and Nepal. Nilgais are herbivorous, feeding mainly on grasses, leaves, and fruits. They are also very social animals and can be seen in herds of up to 50 individuals.


Fallow deer is a species of medium-sized ruminant native to Europe, western Asia, and North Africa. They are recognizable by their light brown coat with white spots, long and slender legs, and large antlers. Fallow deer are mostly found in woodlands, but can also be found in open areas and grassland. They are social animals and feed on a variety of plants, grasses, and fruits.


Miniature Donkeys are small, gentle, and intelligent animals that make great pets. They are approximately 36-48 inches tall and weigh between 200-350 pounds. Miniature Donkeys are friendly and good-natured and are very social animals that enjoy being around people. They are also relatively easy to care for and can live for up to 25 years with proper care.


Pygmy goats are a miniature breed of domesticated goats that originated in West Africa. They are a small, hardy breed that typically weighs around 50 pounds when fully grown, and are known for their friendly, social personalities. Pygmy goats are popular as family pets, and can also be used for meat, milk, and fiber production.


Zebras are black and white striped hoofed mammals native to Africa. They live in small herds and can be found in a variety of habitats, such as savannas, grasslands, and woodlands. Zebras are herbivores and feed mainly on grasses, leaves, and shrubs. They are known for their distinctive stripes, which are thought to help with camouflage and social identification.


An Eland is a large African antelope. It is the largest antelope in the world, reaching up to 6.5 feet in height. It has a reddish-brown coat and long, curved horns. Elands live in savannas and grasslands and are grazers that feed on grasses and flowering plants. They are also browsers that feed on leaves, buds, and shoots. They are social animals, living in herds of up to 500 individuals. They are also highly adaptable and can thrive in a variety of habitats.


The crested porcupine is a large rodent found in parts of Africa and southern Europe. It has a body length of up to 20 inches, with a tail of up to 8 inches. It is covered in quills, which are used for protection. It has a distinctive crest of quills running along its back and tail. The crested porcupine is nocturnal and feeds on fruits, roots, and other vegetation.


Kangaroos are large marsupials native to Australia and nearby islands. They have long, powerful hind legs and a tail used for balance, and are well known for their ability to leap great distances. Their front legs are shorter and are used for gripping and holding objects. Kangaroos have a pouch on the front of their body which is used to carry and protect their young.


The Patagonian Cavy is a species of rodent native to South America. It has a long, slender body with reddish-brown fur, large eyes, long ears, and a long, pointed snout. It has a long, bushy tail and long, powerful hind legs. Patagonian Cavies are a social species, living in groups of several individuals and foraging for food together. They are herbivores, eating a wide variety of plants and fruits. They are active during the day and sleep in burrows at night.


A baby pig, or piglet, is a small, pink-skinned, four-legged mammal with a snout and curly tail. They are usually born weighing up to three pounds and grow to be around 250 pounds as adults. They are social animals, living in groups called sounders, and have an omnivorous diet. Baby pigs are often kept as pets and are known for their intelligence and playful demeanor.


A Water Buffalo is a large, horned mammal native to Asia and Africa. It is the ancestor of all domestic cattle and is used as a working animal in many parts of the world. Water Buffaloes are grayish-brown in color, with a long, humped back and large, curved horns. They are strong and powerful animals, with a docile temperament.


Baby Doll Sheep are a small, long-haired breed of sheep that originated in the United States. They are known for their unique wool, which is characterized by their soft and fluffy texture. They have a wide variety of colors, ranging from white to black, and their short, stocky legs make them great pets for the small farm. Baby Doll Sheep are very friendly, and they make great family pets!


An emu is a large, flightless bird native to Australia and the second-largest living bird in the world. They have long necks, stocky legs, and black feathers with a white-tipped tail. They are able to run at speeds of up to 50 km per hour and can live up to 10-20 years in the wild. Emus are omnivores and feed on a variety of plants, seeds, insects, and small animals.


A Water Buffalo is a large, horned mammal native to Asia and Africa. It is the ancestor of all domestic cattle and is used as a working animal in many parts of the world. Water Buffaloes are grayish-brown in color, with a long, humped back and large, curved horns. They are strong and powerful animals, with a docile temperament.


Llamas are domesticated South American camelids, similar in size to a small donkey. They are used as pack animals and are known for their gentle and social nature. Llamas have long fur that is often white, brown, or tan in color and can reach up to 6 feet tall. They are also known for their loud, characteristic "hum".


Sulcata tortoises are a species of tortoise native to Africa. They are the third largest species of tortoise in the world, reaching up to 30 inches in length and 100 pounds in weight. They have a brown or yellowish shell with a pattern of concentric circles, and powerful legs for digging. They are herbivores, feeding on grasses and other plant matter. Sulcata tortoises are long-lived, with some individuals reaching over 100 years of age.


Ducks are waterfowl that are found in both fresh and saltwater environments. They have webbed feet, a wide flat bill, and a streamlined body that helps them to swim quickly. Ducks are omnivorous, eating a variety of plant and animal matter, and can be seen dabbling (upending) in shallow water to feed on aquatic plants. Ducks are social animals, with most species living in large flocks.


Rabbits are small, furry mammals with long ears, short tails, and powerful hind legs. They are herbivores, meaning they feed on grasses and other vegetation. Rabbits are social animals and live in groups, often in underground burrows. They are active during the day and primarily nocturnal. Rabbits are known for their speed and agility and have been domesticated as pets and livestock.


A duckling is a young duck, usually between 2 and 8 weeks old. They are usually a yellow, fuzzy color and look very cute. Ducklings can swim and eat on their own soon after hatching. They are usually very social and playful, often forming small flocks with other ducklings.


Bunnies are small, fuzzy, and adorable animals that are often kept as pets. They have long ears, and short tails, and come in a variety of colors. They are typically very social and enjoy being around people. Bunnies require a lot of care, including a healthy diet and plenty of exercise.


A baby chicken or chick is a young, newly-hatched bird, typically still covered in fluffy yellow down. They are often seen in farms and backyards and are widely kept as pets. Baby chickens are almost entirely dependent on their parents for food and protection until they are ready to leave the nest.


A hedgehog is a small, spiny mammal native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. They have a round body with a pointed snout and a coat of stiff, spiny quills on their back. Hedgehogs are solitary animals and are nocturnal, foraging for food at night. They are omnivores, eating both plant and animal matter.


A guinea pig is a small rodent belonging to the family Caviidae. They have short, stout bodies and short legs, and are covered in fine, soft fur. They are usually kept as pets and are known for their friendly and social behavior. Guinea pigs are very vocal and communicate through a variety of sounds, such as purring and chirping.


A Chinchilla is a small, rodent-like mammal native to the Andes Mountains in South America. It is known for its luxurious, soft fur, which is highly sought after for use in coats and blankets. Chinchillas are also popular as pets due to their gentle temperament and playful nature.