stumpies_lo.jpg Stump Tailed Macaques

Our Stump Tailed Macaques arrived in March 2010. They needed a new
home. Their keepers kindly funded work on this enclosure to make
it suitable for the monkeys. Joe is the larger male.

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Raccoon Dogs

Kasumi arrived in 2012, she needed a new home when her owners gave her up Obi arrived aged just a year, he already displayed stereotypical behaviour from being housed in a small dog crate. With companions & enrichment this behaviour has decreased. He is very aggressive and does not tolerate humans . Although they can be a bit smelly, they are almost litter trained and are only messy in one corner! Cedric & Madam Mim both came in as strays from different counties. No one claimed either, most likely is that they were dumped. Both needed veterinary care but are now settled and safe. Madam Mim is very bossy! (She is the white one)Raccoon dogs are WILD animals and cannot / should not be treated like domestic dogs.

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fruitbat_lo.jpg Cleo & Friends (Egyptian Fruit Bats)

Cleo was a pet. Her 5 new friends came from
another collection which had too many. Despite
being generally nocturnal, the bats are very active
during the day. They will hover over their food dishes
when their favourite, mixed fruit baby food, is on the menu!

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Lenny & Friends (Bearded Dragons)

Lenny became homeless when his owner moved house and could not take him. Lenny loves his food and has to have his waistline closely monitored! Lenny lives with a few friends who have all been unwanted pets!

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racc_lo.jpg Rascal, Bonnie, Ronnie & Reggie, Elmo & Barry. (Raccoons)

Rascal arrived in April 2011. Rascal was found as a stray. Young Raccoons can be cuddly but once they get mature they don’t like to be treated like cuddly toys and Raccoon bites hurt ....a lot! Raccoons need outdoor space to play in. Bonnie was made homeless when her sanctuary closed down in April 2012. Ronnie & Reggie were destined for the pet trade but when nobody wanted them, they needed a home.

Elmo needed a home as his owner could no longer keep him and Barry was the last raccoon to join us. He is not cuddly and needed raccoon company. A new law means Raccoons can no longer be sold, bred or re homed. This won’t help the 100s kept as pets (even housed in rabbit hutches) but will save future raccoons from being mistreated.

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Iguanas

Sid, our eldest Iggy at 20, is rather bad tempered and this is why his owner abandoned him here in 2002. Sid had several lumps and bumps caused by incorrect housing and diet, but with time and care these have now gone. He is much more relaxed in his old age but can still be feisty if the mood take him. Jaffa had lots of problems due to incorrect housing and care before his arrival. Jaffa’s owners did not want to pay for a new light bulb (approx £18), which Jaffa needed to help him get better, and so had taken him to the vet to be put to sleep. The vet did not wish to do this and asked us to take him in. He was very small for his age (2 years 2012), had metabolic bone disease and septic arthritis. Having received treatment and proper husbandry, he is now a big, very friendly fella!

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Here are our little marmosets who share the Iggys enclosure.

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Black Capped and Weeper Capuchins

Bim came from a private home which had over bred monkeys and run out of space.
Brian is the largets monkey, he came from a home which was having trouble coping with his behaviour. Brian has some minor mental problems and to go with that, his sight is not as good as it used to be. He can however, locate a biscuit with no trouble whatsoever! Brian is our special needs resident.
In august 2013, Brian had an operation which saved his sight. He was also on the telly. Ben Fogles animal clinic filmed Brian through his operation, not only was he a star over night, but thanks to the wonderful vets, he could see all his new fans too.
Oliver the Weeper Capuchin arrived in March 2017. He is around 4 years old. The last time he saw another monkey was when he was taken from his mom. Since then he lived in a parrot cage in a house, the only time he went outside was when his owner put a chain around his neck and posed with him on his shoulder. Oliver now lives here, with access to the outside and following months of rehabilitation, he can finally have the primate companions he so desperately needed.

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meerkat_lo.jpg Basil And Sybil (Meerkats)

Basil and Sybil arrived in December 2013. They had been housed in appalling conditions and kept in a cat carrier for many months by a company operating a mobile zoo. Unlike zoos, mobile zoos do not require proper licences and do not involve inspections of where the animals are housed. After concerns about the conditions the animals were living in were raised by a member of the mobile zoo staff, the premises was raided and many animals removed. Several months on, we were asked to take in and provide a permanent, suitable home for the 2 Meerkats.
At the time of writing (Feb. 2014) 2 things are happening which will affect the Meerkats. First we are fundraising to get an outdoor area built for them, we will be waiting until the weather warms up as it is not known if Basil and Sybil have ever been outside before and its essential they stay warm and dry.
Secondly, we think our cheeky pair may have settled in extremely well, as Sybil’s swollen tummy, waddling walk and general demeanour lead us to believe either she has eaten too many crickets or, she is with child.

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Aztec, Pepper, Jersey & Bear (Coati)

Aztec and pepper have been here since 2009, unwanted exotic pets. In 2014 our Coatis had a family. Sadly Pepper had no milk and the baby had to be hand reared. Jersey is now living back with her natural family but she still loves her Springer spaniel Sister and human moms and dads!
All have been neutered so no more babies! Bear was found as a stray, in 2017 ,never claimed, there is a chance he was deliberately abandoned.
He is Quite bossy and loves his food!

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kinka1_lo.jpg YOGI, SUZIE, RIO, & WINNIE (Kinkajous)

Yogi came from a wildlife centre which had closed down.
For many years he was part of our ‘lonely hearts club’, a group of animals which we could not find mates for. Then we found Suzie, again homeless, and they instantly got on.

They had been together for eight years when they had their baby.
Yogi is not one for rushing things! The baby was named Rio and she lives with her mom and dad. We now have even more members of the family, 'Winnie' who was born in 2006.

More Pictures of our Kinkajous

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Reptiles

Gentleshaw is currently home to 8 snakes ranging from the friendly Royal python, Monty, to the colourful rat snake Roly.
We also have 20 other reptile including Terrapins, Bearded dragons and tortoises.

More Pictures of our Reptiles

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