The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest of the true foxes and the most abundant wild member of the Carnivora, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia. It is listed as least concern by the IUCN.
Its range has increased alongside human expansion, having been introduced to Australia, where it is considered harmful to native mammals and bird populations. Due to its presence in Australia, it is included among the list of the “world’s 100 worst invasive species”. [credits: Wikipedia]
The serval /ˈsɜːrvəl/ (Leptailurus serval), also known as the tierboskat, is a wild cat found in Africa. The sole member of the genus Leptailurus, it was first described by German naturalist Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber in 1776. Eighteen subspecies are recognised. The serval is a slender, medium-sized cat that stands 54–62 centimetres (21–24 in) at the shoulder and weighs 8–18 kilograms (18–40 lb). It is characterised by a small head, large ears, a golden-yellow to buff coat spotted and striped with black, and a short, black-tipped tail. The serval has the longest legs of any cat relative to its body size. [credits: Wikipedia]
The Carnivore Combo is a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with 3 top Predators. During the hour long experience, you’ll get to meet our Servals, feed the Foxes and stroke one of our Owls.
The first animal will be one of our Owls. We have several Owls that get used on this experience and you’ll have the fantastic opportunity to handle one of them.
You’ll then move onto our Foxes who you can hand feed their favourite food (chicken) – this isn’t for the faint of heart as the chicken comes in its purest form but gloves are provided.
You’ll finish the experience with Duma or Zeus, one of our Servals. You’ll be invited to get close to these amazing cats and help prepare some of their enrichment.
Please be aware that as our animals welfare is of utmost importance and we are privileged to be able to get so close to these species – we will not force our animals to do anything against their nature and all interaction is done on their terms.