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Baby Tayra


A new development is underway for small carnivores, to include Oncilla and Rusty-spotted Cats, and a pair of Tayra. This was due to open during 2012, but work has been delayed due to the birth of a baby Tayra. The young male is doing well, has been reared by his first-time parents, and is thought to be the first breeding in the UK. (update 24-01-2014 - two further litters of young Tayras have been born, one baby hand-reared and the last litter successfully parent reared, plus a Rusty-spotted Cat kitten during 2013. The animals clearly like the seclusion of the new area, but it is hoped to be able to incorporate public viewing soon as part of a new development due to open in 2014)