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Our Wilds of Asia is a large exhibit which houses a number of different species, including macaques and Burmese pythons. In the outside areas you will find rufous hornbills as well as the pileated gibbons, rhinoceros hornbills and red pandas.

Why not learn more about our loveable red pandas at their daily encounter.


Animals in Wilds of Asia

Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)
Mammals

Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)

Wilds of Asia

Area:
Central and South America
Status:
Vulnerable
Quick Fact:

When collecting insects, an anteater's tongue can flick up to 150 times per minute, eating up to 30,000 ants per day!

Anteaters are almost blind, but have a keen sense of smell.

Binturong (Arctictis binturong)
Mammals

Binturong (Arctictis binturong)

Wilds of Asia

Area:
South East Asia
Status:
Vulnerable
Quick Fact:

Binturongs mark their territory by leaving a musky substance that smells like popcorn!

Burmese Python (Python molurus bivittatus)
Reptiles

Burmese Python (Python molurus bivittatus)

Wilds of Asia

Area:
Southern Asia
Status:
Near Threatened and listed on Appendix II of CITES
Quick Fact:

We have one male and one female Burmese pythons housed in the Wilds of Asia exhibit.

The Burmese python are capable of reaching 23 feet or more in length and can weigh up to 200 pounds!

Lion-Tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus)
Mammals

Lion-Tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus)

Wilds of Asia

Area:
The Ghat Mountains of south-west India.
Status:
Endangered and listed on Appendix I of CITES
Quick Fact:

The lion-tailed macaques name comes from its long tail, which has a tassel at the end like that of a lion.

Pileated gibbon (Hylobates pileatus)
Mammals

Pileated gibbon (Hylobates pileatus)

Wilds of Asia

Area:
Cambodia, Laos and south-east Thailand
Status:
Endangered on the IUCN Red List and listed on Appendix I of CITES
Quick Fact:

The Pileated gibbons live in socially monogamous pairs so the male and a female live together and rear their offspring together.

Red panda (Ailurus fulgens)
Mammals

Red panda (Ailurus fulgens)

Wilds of Asia

Area:
Himalayas from Nepal to Assam
Status:
Endangered and listed on Appendix I of CITES
Encounter:
11:00
Quick Fact:

Our breeding pair of red pandas are housed in an open air enclosure with a number of different platforms and plenty of space for them to climb and explore.  The enclosure has plenty of bamboo for our individuals to enjoy, as this makes up 95% of their diet in the wild. Bamboo is highly nutritous and red pandas may spend up to 13 hours foraging for this food source as well as consuming 200,000 bamboo leaves a day.

Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros)
Birds

Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros)

Wilds of Asia

Area:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia; Thailand
Status:
Near Threatened and Appendix II of CITES.
Quick Fact:

The Rhinoceros Hornbill has a prominent golden-yellow horn, called a casque, on the top of its beak. The casque is a hollow structure made up of keratin (the same material as human fingernails) and acts as a resonating chamber, amplifying the bird’s calls.


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