As part of the expansion of the animal collection at the Park, four new species have recently arrived from zoos in the Czech Republic. The first of these has now been moved on show, and the others will follow once they have settled in.
Bruce's Yellow-spotted Hyrax are an unusual little animal, native to dry rocky outcrops in east Africa. Although they look a little like a Guinea-Pig or Marmot, Hyraxes are more closely related to Manatees and Elephants. Like their giant relatives they are wholly vegetarian, and have incisor teeth which have evolved to form short tusks.