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Top 5 Animal Inspired Technologies!

June 13th, 2014 | dec | Tags:

The evolution and adaptations of animals has become an ever growing fascination within science.  Scientists are realising that animals are an invaluable source of knowledge and design. It is most likely that things we are trying to achieve have already been created in one way or another and so we are turning to nature for the answers! Here are our Zoo 4 You top 5 animal inspired technologies;   1.) The Cockroach   Who knew that cockroaches could be so crucial in the development of life changing surgery? Currently artificial hearts […]

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Foxy Photoshoots

September 26th, 2013 | dec | Tags:

A few months back Jubilee our red fox, along with some of our other animals were featured in a couple of different photoshoots. We have the images back now and thought we would share them with everyone. There are some really great shots to check out, Wayne Lennon did a great fashion shoot and included Jubilee as well as Sydney the skunk and Bella the barn owl. For the second shoot Katie McAtackney did a great job with Jubilee as the star of the show once again. You can find Waynes […]

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A Sugar Glider’s Dinner

November 20th, 2012 | dec | Tags:

There is a lot of discussion and differing opinions in regards to sugar glider diets, so we thought we would share with you what we feed our gliders. For those of you who don’t know, sugar gliders are omnivores and come from Australia. They eat a variety of foods mainly comprising of nectar, saps & insects. The diet of our captive gliders is mainly comprised of fruit & vegetables, insects and acacia gum. This is because this is the closest comparative diet to their natural diet, however we do also […]

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Meerkats: Cute but Deadly

November 13th, 2012 | dec | Tags: , , ,

Ok, so they’re not really deadly, but they aren’t as cute & cuddly as many people would believe. Since the ever popular, and almost viral ‘Compare the Meerkat’ ads started appearing in 2009, meerkats have become ever more popular with the general population. Pre-dating this was also the TV show ‘Meerkat Manor’, a documentary style show followed the lives of several mobs of meerkats, yet unlike other documentaries this show had a slightly more dramatic approach to it’s production, the good thing being about this show was it actually showed […]

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Our Animals get into the Halloween Spirit

November 1st, 2012 | dec | Tags:
  • Coatimundi & Pumpkin

The fun & excitement of Halloween may be over for us, but the animals got their own taste (literally) of the festivities today. We decided that instead of just throwing away our used pumpkins, we would fill them full of goodies and treats and give them to the animals. It was great to watch Jubilee (our Red Fox) completely destroy hers in a matter of minutes! She obviously knew something good was inside. Caan on the other hand took a slightly less aggressive approach to getting the goods, and created […]

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Animals vs. Hurricanes

October 30th, 2012 | dec | Tags: , , , ,

So since Hurricane Sandy hit yesterday, it got us thinking here about how animals in the wild as well as in captivity deal with storms like these. A lot of our animals react very differently to wet conditions (i’m not comparing the conditions to a hurricane!). Some seem to hate it and will seek shelter straight away such as: chinchillas, sugar gliders, some snakes and other small animals (not that they are often subjected to it). Whereas some of our animals love just sitting out in the rain; like our […]

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