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Among the zoo's residents are some hoofed pasture animals - feral pigs, horses, Zebu, donkeys, sheep and goats.

ErnieDOB: 2006
FCZS:2011

Zebu, sometimes known as humped cattle, indicus cattle, or brahmin cattle are a type of domestic cattle originating in South Asia, particularly the Indian subcontinent. They are characterised by a fatty hump on their shoulders, drooping ears and a large dewlap. They are highly adapted to high temperatures, and are farmed throughout the tropical countries, both as pure zebu and as hybrids with taurine cattle, the other main type of domestic cattle. Zebu are used as draught oxen, as dairy cattle and as beef cattle, as well as for byproducts such as dung for fuel and manure.

 

RosaritaDOB: April 26, 2009
FCZS:2009
Weight
: 195

Miniature Donkeys originated in the Mediterranean area of Northern Africa in ancient times and more recently from the island of Sicily and Sardinia. The Miniature Donkey is a compact, well-proportioned animal with a sweet, sociable disposition. Donkeys are foremost pets and companions, but at maturity (3 years), they are able to pull carts or carry packs as they did in their native land. Average height is 32"-34" at the withers and their life span can exceed 35 years. Males are called Jacks and females are called Jennets. Being herd animals, they are most content living with other donkeys or stable mate. We would like to recognize Mossy Oak Miniature Donkeys for sponsoring this exhibit

 

Spicy-Jalapeno-1DOB: April 12, 2009
FCZS:2009

Miniature Donkeys originated in the Mediterranean area of Northern Africa in ancient times and more recently from the island of Sicily and Sardinia. The Miniature Donkey is a compact, well-proportioned animal with a sweet, sociable disposition. Donkeys are foremost pets and companions, but at maturity (3 years), they are able to pull carts or carry packs as they did in their native land. Average height is 32"-34" at the withers and their life span can exceed 35 years. Males are called Jacks and females are called Jennets. Being herd animals, they are most content living with other donkeys or stable mate. We would like to recognize Mossy Oak Miniature Donkeys for sponsoring this exhibit

 

Wilbur-close-upDOB: April 26, 2009
FCZS:2009
Weight: 291 lbs.

Wilbur and Templeton are the beautiful color of hand rubbed red mahogany, when they are not covered in mud! As with all pigs they are intelligent, compact and sturdy, moving through the world on their pointed cloven hoofed trotters. They came to the zoo from the California Department of Fish and Game. Pigs are endowed with many talents, not the least of which is the ability to dig big holes using their sturdy snouts, rooting out tubers and insects and other good things to eat. Unfortunately, if this big hole involves landscaped or farmed areas, it may be considered depredation and the pigs might be removed. So it was with the mother and siblings of Templeton and Wilbur.

 

Templeton-Close-upDOB: 2002
FCZS:2002
Weight: 283 lbs.

Wilbur and Templeton are the beautiful color of hand rubbed red mahogany, when they are not covered in mud! As with all pigs they are intelligent, compact and sturdy, moving through the world on their pointed cloven hoofed trotters. They came to the zoo from the California Department of Fish and Game. Pigs are endowed with many talents, not the least of which is the ability to dig big holes using their sturdy snouts, rooting out tubers and insects and other good things to eat. Unfortunately, if this big hole involves landscaped or farmed areas, it may be considered depredation and the pigs might be removed. So it was with the mother and siblings of Templeton and Wilbur.

 

Dasher

dasherDOB: 2007
FCZS:2010

Brown mini-horse Dasher is a rescued horse: his original purchaser was unable to care for him. Probably born in 2006, despite his small size he is full grown. Mini-horses range in height at the top of the shoulders (withers) from 34 to 38 inches. Zoo Docents are teaching him the social skills required for an outreach animal. Miniature horses are not ponies. A pony is a naturally occurring small horse. Miniature horses have been specially bred for their petite stature.

 

 

Gus

dasherDOB: 2001
FCZS:2001
Weight
: 1250 lbs.

Resident horse Gus gets company each year when the foals arrive each Fall. The foals are rescued from a Premarin foal auction in Canada. These horses are born to horses that are used in the manufacturing of estrogen Premarin - pregnant mare urine.

 

 

 

Princess-Close-upDOB: 2002
FCZS: 2002
Weight: 94 lbs.

Princess was born at a ranch in the foothills. If you have coyotes, mountain lions or the neighborhood dogs eyeing your field animals, you might want to find out how Livestock Guarding Dogs will guard your flock from predators.

 

 

 

 

Maggie-Close-upDOB: 1998
FCZS: 2002

Barbados mama sheep Maggie lived with other animals at a small ranch in the foothills. As you can see from the Zoo Sanctuary pasture, Barbados sheep get along well with other domestic animals.