We have a number of carnivores animals at the Zoo from our amazing White Lions to our charismatic Meerkats. All are surviving on a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of meat either through predation or scavenging. Animals that depend solely on animal flesh for their nutrient requirements are considered obligate carnivores while those that also consume non-animal food are considered facultative carnivores. A carnivore that sits at the top of the foodchain such as our Siberian Tigers is know an apex predator.
The Asian Small-Clawed Otter (Aonyx cinerea), is the smallest otter species in the world. __________________________________________________________________________________________
The meerkat ,(Suricata suricatta), is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family.
The raccoon(Procyon lotor ) is a medium-sized mammal native to North America. It is the largest of the procyonid family, and is usually nocturnal ____________________________________________________________________________________________
The ring-tailed coati (Nasua nasua), is a species of coati from tropical and subtropical South America.
The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), also known as the Amur tiger, is a tiger subspecies inhabiting mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region.
The white lion (Panthera leo krugeri) is occasionally found in wildlife reserves in South Africa and is a rare colour mutation of the Kruger subspecies of lion.