Come and say hello to our handsome Humboldts Penguins, and check out feeding times - fish is always on the menu and the penguins go mad for it. See how they use their strong wings to swim quickly through the water and catch the best fish!
The Kune Kune pig is a native of New Zealand and grazes, like cows and sheep, on grass. ‘Kune kune’ is Maori (native New Zealand) for ‘round’ and ‘fat’- you’ll soon see how these lovely pigs got their name!This breed of pig is rare as they were hunted to near extinction in the 1960’s for their meat.
Capuchin Monkeys normally live in the tops of trees in rain forests and eat mainly fruit, leaves and seeds, although they will eat anything available, so they are called omnivores. (Herbivores, such as giraffes, are strictly vegetarian and eat only grass, leaves, plants, and carnivores, such as lions, are meat-eaters). Can you see why they were named after the Capuchin Friars (monks), who wore black caps? See how strong and agile these monkeys are – they grow to around 1.5m and can live for up to 45 years.
You’ll find plenty of other unusual birds, butterflies and other creatures living here at Sewerby. To find out more about the animals at Sewerby Zoo visit our Animal Search.