Animals


  • Mammals
  • Farm Animals
  • Birds
  • Amphibians
  • Reptiles and Fish
  • Invertebrates
  • Native

AFRICAN GREY PARROT
AFRICAN GREY PARROTPsittacus erithacus
Conservation Status: Endangered

The parrots are amazing at mimicking all kinds of noises, from human speech and other animal calls to mechanical and distinctive whistles of other birds.
AMERICAN KESTREL
AMERICAN KESTRELFalco sparverius
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Kestrels are able to 'see' the colour of the urine trails of their rodent prey to track them!
Arctic Fox
Arctic FoxVulpes lagopus
Conservation Status: Least Concern

With THE densest fur of animal Mammal in the animal kingdom, Arctic Foxes can easily survive in temperatures as low as -70C!
ARGENTINE HORNED FROG
ARGENTINE HORNED FROGCeratophrys ornata
Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Female frogs lay up to 2000 eggs in the water, and within two weeks they become tadpoles! They are also known as ‘Pacman Frogs’ as like Pacman, they will eat anything they can fit in their huge mouths!
ARMADILLO
ARMADILLOEuphractus sexcinctus
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Six-banded armadillos have huge big claws, perfect for digging holes really quickly in search of prey.
Asian Short-Clawed Otter
Asian Short-Clawed OtterAmblonyx cinerea
Conservation Status: Vulnerable

This otter is the smallest of all 13 otter species.
AXOLOTL
AXOLOTLAmbystoma mexicanum
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
Axolotls are able to regrow and regenerate entire limbs without any signs of scarring.
BARN OWL
BARN OWLTyto alba
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Barn Owls screech, they do not hoot!
BEAR FALLS SOFT PLAY
BEAR FALLS SOFT PLAY
Enjoy our indoor Soft Play, connected to our Bear Falls Cafe.
We are very fortunate here at Northumberland Country Zoo to be surrounded by great British countryside and some amazing wildlife!

Around our park, you may be lucky enough to find all sorts of native species from bumblebees and butterflies in our wildlife areas, to our wilder, more reclusive residents like hedgehogs and birds of prey.

We also exhibit a few native species including the Red Fox and Harvest Mouse.
BEES
BEES
The park is alive with the buzzing of bumblebees and honeybees as they explore the rural habitat. Check out our identification guide in the wildlife garden to help you identify the bees you see.
BENGAL EAGLE OWL
BENGAL EAGLE OWLBubo bengalensis
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Their eyes are orange which indicate that this species of owl is active at dawn and dusk.
BENNETT’S WALLABY
BENNETT’S WALLABYMacropus rufogruiseus
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern

Bennett’s Wallabies are known as part of a group of ‘Macropods’ which in greek translates to ‘Large Foot’.
BLACK BEAUTY STICK INSECT
BLACK BEAUTY STICK INSECTPeruphasma schultei
Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

When threatened, these stick insects can shoot a liquid from the back of their head which is an irritant to eyes and skin.
BLUE & GOLD MACAW
BLUE & GOLD MACAWAra ararauna
Macaws can live up to 70 years and they are also known to mate for life.
Blue-Fronted Amazons
Blue-Fronted AmazonsAmazona aestiva
Even though both males and females look like all-green parrots to the human eye, to each other, they are totally different colours as they have the ability to see a whole different colour spectrum to humans!

Conservation Status: Least Concern
BROWN WOOD OWL
BROWN WOOD OWLStrix leptogrammica
Conservation status: Least Concern

Brown wood owls have huge black eyes, perfect for seeing prey in the dark - they are nocturnal!
BUTTERFLIES
BUTTERFLIES
Check out our wildlife garden area for tips on different plants which you can use in your garden to attract any of the 58 native species of butterfly.
CANADIAN LYNX
CANADIAN LYNXLynx canadensis
Conservation Status: Least Concern

These lynx have large fluffy fully-furred paws and extra long legs to help stop them from sinking in deep snow!
CAPE CRESTED PORCUPINE
CAPE CRESTED PORCUPINEHystrix africaeaustralis
Porcupines are not able to shoot their quills, they have to reverse into their attackers for the dangerous quills to stick in!
CAPYBARA
CAPYBARAHydrochoerus hydrochaeris
Capybara are the largest rodent in the world and they are semi-aquatic which means they spend a lot of time in water, they even mate under-water!
CATTLE
CATTLE
We have some lovely cattle at the park. We are pleased to have two rare-breed Luings as well as a Hereford Bullock who are all a very impressive size!
CHILEAN ROSE TARANTULA
CHILEAN ROSE TARANTULAGrammostola rose
Conservation Status: Least Concern

These tarantulas have small, spine-like hairs on their abdomen which they can 'flick' when threatened. These hairs are very similar to nettle stinging-hairs.
CHINESE WATER DRAGON
CHINESE WATER DRAGONPhysignathus cocincinus
Conversation Status: Least Concern

These dragons can remain submerged under water for up to 90 minutes if they felt threatened and needed to hide!
CLYDESDALE
CLYDESDALE
Our largest resident is Fudge the Clydesdale Horse. No need to feel intimidated by his size, he is just a big friendly giant. Clydesdales were bred as heavy horses to help with farm work when mechanical machinery had not been invented yet!
Common Marmoset
Common MarmosetCallithrix jacchus
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Common Marmosets have a series of facial expressions and high pitched whistles for communicating with each other.
DONKEY
DONKEY
Our donkeys are definitely the loudest creatures which we keep at the animal park and they ensure that you know it! They are really friendly and love attention too.
EAGLE OWL
EAGLE OWLBubo bubo
All owls have a fur like surface on their feathers which mean that they are quiet fliers and they can sneak up on prey, however this means they are not waterproof!
FALLOW DEER
FALLOW DEERDama dama
Fallow deer can run up to 30mph and jump up to 2m in height!
FALSE MAP TURTLE
FALSE MAP TURTLEGraptemys pseudogeographica
False Map Turtles are appropriately named as they have what appears to be geographical land lines and markings on their skin.
GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAIL
GIANT AFRICAN LAND SNAILAchatina fulica
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Snails can lay 5 or 6 clutches of eggs every year, each time with up to 200 eggs! These eggs can hatch within just two weeks in ideal conditions.
GIANT AFRICAN MILLIPEDE
GIANT AFRICAN MILLIPEDEArchispirostreptus gigas
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Even though they are called Millipedes, they do not have 1,000 legs, instead they actually have around 256 legs!
GOAT
GOAT
Goats are bred for a variety of different purposes and can be used for milk and cheese production, producing cashmere wool as well as being bred for meat.
GREAT GREY OWL
GREAT GREY OWLStrix nebulosa
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Great Grey Owls have really long legs hidden under their feathers so that they can grab mice which are hiding deep in snow!
Greater Rhea
Greater RheaRhea americana
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Rhea are the largest species of bird in South America and they are flightless.
GREEN & BLACK POISON FROG
GREEN & BLACK POISON FROGDendrobates auratus
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Wild poison dart frogs have poisoin in their skin which is enough to stop a human heart if eaten.
GREY MOUSE LEMUR
GREY MOUSE LEMURMicrocebus murinus
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Grey Mouse Lemurs are one of the smallest primates in the world, but the largest of all 17 mouse lemur species.
HARRIS HAWK
HARRIS HAWKParabuteo unicinctus
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Harris Hawks are very social and will hunt together in the wild.
HARVEST MOUSE
HARVEST MOUSEMicromys minutus
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Harvest Mice are the smallest mammal native to Britain.
HIGHLAND CATTLE
HIGHLAND CATTLEBos taurus
Conservation Status: Domesticated

These cattle have long hair & thick coats, ideal for surviving in the Highlands of Scotland from where they originate.
HORSEHEAD GRASSHOPPER
HORSEHEAD GRASSHOPPERPseudoproscopia patirostris
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Horsehead Grasshoppers can leap up to 20x their own length!
JUNGLE NYMPH
JUNGLE NYMPHHeteropteryx Dilatata
Conservation Status: Least Concern

These are the heaviest of all stick instects, females are much larger than males.
Lamby's Tractors
Lamby's Tractors
Why not give your children a miniature tractor driving experience with one of Lamby’s electric coin-operated tractors?
LAUGHING KOOKABURRA
LAUGHING KOOKABURRADacelo novaeguineae
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Laughing Kookaburra are the largest species of Kookaburra in the world.
LEOPARD TORTOISE
LEOPARD TORTOISEStigmochelys pardalis
Leopard tortoises can live to be over 100 years and weigh up to 55 kilos! They are named for their distinctive yellow colouration with black spots, similar to a leopard.
LITTLE OWL
LITTLE OWLAthene noctua
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Little Owls are the smallest species of owl living in the United Kingdom. They hunt small mammals and insects.
MACLEAY'S STICK INSECT
MACLEAY'S STICK INSECTExtatostoma tiaratum
Conservation Status: Least Concern

This species purely relies on the black ants in Australia to complete their life cycle and incubate their eggs.
MADAGASCAN HISSING COCKROACH
MADAGASCAN HISSING COCKROACHGrompadorhina portentosa
Conservation Status: Least Concern

There are three types of hisses that they make. The disturbance hiss, the female-attracting hiss and the aggressive fighting hiss. This hiss comes from between their abdomen segments rather than their mouth.
MEERKAT
MEERKATSuricata suricatta
There are over 50 different noises which meerkats use to communicate with each other in family groups of up to 50 individuals!
MEXICAN RED KNEE TARANTULA
MEXICAN RED KNEE TARANTULABrachypelma smithi
Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Their population is decreasing due to the export for the pet trade.
MINIATURE DONKEY
MINIATURE DONKEY
You will be surprised at how small miniature donkeys actually are, we currently keep two donkeys who are even nosier than the larger donkeys!
MOTHS
MOTHS
Our rural location and wide variety of tree species provides us with a huge range of macro and micro moth species! We conduct Moth Trap surveys on-site and record all of the species we find.
Panther Chameleon
Panther ChameleonFurcifer pardalis
Conservation Status: Least Concern

There are 202 species of chameleon, these are one of the largest and most colourful of all. Their colour changes accorind to their mood, not their surrounding!
PARMA WALLABY
PARMA WALLABYMacropus parma
Parma wallabies communicate with each other and our keepers by wobbling their heads from side to side quickly!
PEAFOWL
PEAFOWLPavo cristatus
Male peafowl are known as Peacocks, females are known as Peahens and their chicks are called Peachicks.
PIG
PIG
Pigs have a very exact gestation period which is easy for remembering - 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days! After which, they can have at least a dozen piglets
POITOU DONKEY
POITOU DONKEYEquus africanus asinus
Poitou Donkeys are one of the largest donkeys in the world. Their breed is classified as endangered.
PRAIRIE DOG
PRAIRIE DOGCynomys ludovicianus
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Prairie Dogs are classed as a 'keystone species', meaning that they are an important park of the food chain for many predators.
RACCOON
RACCOONProcyon lotor
Raccoons have super-sensitive hairs on their fingers which help them to manipulate objects really well and figure out what they are without even looking.
RAVEN
RAVENCorvus corax
Conservation Status: Least Concern

They are an intelligent bird, with a large and varied vocabulary. They can also imitate human speech.
RED FRONTED LEMUR
RED FRONTED LEMUREulemur rufus
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable

Along with some other species of Lemurs, the bottom row of front teeth is evenly spaced out to resemble a comb; this makes them ideal for grooming their fine fur!
RED SQUIRREL
RED SQUIRREL
We are on the border of Red and Grey Squirrel populations, but we are still lucky enough to have red squirrel visitors on site! Check out one of our specialist red squirrel feeders on the River Walk.
RING-TAILED LEMUR
RING-TAILED LEMURLemur catta
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered

Ring-tailed lemurs have scent glands on their wrists, which they then rub all the way along their tails to then waft their tails at other lemurs in ‘stink fights’!
Scottish Wildcat
Scottish WildcatFelis silvestris silvestris
Conservation Status: Least Concern (as European Wildcats)

There are fewer than 300 cats remaining in the wild in Scotland. They are part of a national breeding programme.
SERVAL
SERVALLeptailurus serval
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Servals catch birds by hiding in long grass and leaping high up to catch them in mid-air.
SHEEP
SHEEP
Every sheep breed is adapted for the area where they were bred, from large stocky sheep in the lowlands, to smaller, more daintier sheep from the highlands.
SHETLAND PONY
SHETLAND PONY
There are plenty of shetland ponies at the park for the visitors to feed and stroke, they love attention and are full of personality.
SNOW LEOPARD
SNOW LEOPARDPanthera uncia
Conservation Status: Vulnerable

There are no more than 6,000 snow leopards left in the wild. We support the Snow Leopard Trust conservation projects based in the wild.
SNOWY OWL
SNOWY OWLBubo scandiacus
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Snowy Owls are the heaviest of all owls, with females weighing in at over 4 pounds!
SUGAR GLIDER
SUGAR GLIDERPetaurus breviceps
Conservation Status: Least Concern

When their legs are fully stretched out, they can glide up to 50 metres!
SULCATA TORTOISE
SULCATA TORTOISECentrochelys sulcata
Also known as African Spurred Tortoises, they can grow to be one of the largest reptiles, weighing in at over 90 kilos!
Tawny Owl
Tawny OwlStrix aluco
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Tawny Owls are native to the UK. They are nocturnal and hunt small lizards and rodents.
THORNY DEVIL STICK INSECT
THORNY DEVIL STICK INSECTEurycantha calcarata
Conservation Status: Least Concern

If there are no males in area to breed with, females will reproduce by 'parthenogenesis' instead, which means that she still has babies, but they are just all girls!
TREE PORCUPINE
TREE PORCUPINEErethizon dorsatum
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Tree Porcupines have their own in-built antibiotics just in case they spike themselves with their own quills!
URAL OWL
URAL OWLStrix uralensis
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Their eyes are black which indicates that they are a nocturnal owl and can see their prey in the dark!
WHITE-CLAWED CRAYFISH
WHITE-CLAWED CRAYFISHAustropotamobius pallipes
Conservation Status: Endangered

They are the only native UK species of crayfish. Their populations are in decline due to the introduction of non-native Signal Crayfish.
WHITE’S TREE FROG
WHITE’S TREE FROGLitoria caerulea
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Although frogs have lungs, they also absorb oxygen through their skin! They have to remain moist at all times for this to happen.