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Welcome to Wilstem! Here we have a wide range of species! Below is a list of who you can find on location.

  • African Gray Parrot-A medium-sized parrot, predominantly grey with a black bill. The head and body have slight white feathers and their tail is red. A population study published in 2015 found that the species had been ″virtually eliminated″ from Ghana with numbers declining 90 to 99% since 1992.

  • American Alligator- The American alligator, sometimes referred to as a common alligator, is a large crocodilian reptile native to the Southeastern United States and a small section of northeastern Mexico. It is distinguished from the sympatric American crocodile by its broader snout, with overlapping jaws and darker coloration, and is less tolerant of saltwater but more tolerant of cooler climates than the American crocodile.

  • Aoudad- Also known as the Barbery Sheep, they are sandy-brown, darkening with age, with a slightly lighter underbelly and a darker line along the back. Their horns curve outward, backward, then inward, and can exceed 30 in. in length.

  • *Asian Elephant- The Asian Elephant is the largest living land mammal in Asia. The Asian Elephant has been listed as Endangered, as the population has declined by at least 50 percent over the last three elephant generations, which is about 60–75 years. There are fewer than 50,000 left in the world! They are slightly smaller than the African Elephant and have smaller ears, smoother skin, a rounded back, and only one finger-like tip at the end of their trunk.

  • *Asian Small Clawed Otter-The Asian small-clawed otter has deep brown fur with some rufous tinge on the back, but is paler below. It's underfur is lighter near the base. The sides of the neck and head are brown, but its cheeks, upper lip, chin, throat and sides of the neck are whitish. It is the smallest otter species in the world!

  • Ball Python- The Ball Python is a python species native to West and Central Africa, where it lives in grasslands, shrublands and open forests. This nonvenomous constrictor is the smallest of the African pythons, growing to a maximum length of a little over 5 feet. The name "ball python" refers to its tendency to curl into a ball when stressed or frightened.

  • Bearded Dragon- Bearded dragons are reptiles that are characterized by their broad, triangular heads, flattened bodies, and rows and clusters of spiny scales covering their entire bodies.

  • Bison- Bison are the largest surviving terrestrial animals in North America. They are broad and muscular with shaggy coats of long hair and can weigh up to 2,500 pounds.

  • Binturong- The Binturong, also known as a bearcat, is long and heavy, with short, stout legs. It has a thick coat of coarse black hair.  It moves about gently, clinging to a branch, often coming to a stop, and often using the tail to keep balance.

  • Black and White Ruffed Lemur- The black-and-white ruffed lemur has a complex social structure and is known for its loud, raucous calls. The black-and-white ruffed lemur is an endangered species of ruffed lemur, one of two, which are endemic to the island of Madagascar.

  • Brahman Cattle-They are an American breed of Zebuine Beef Cattle. They are often darker in color with particularly dark pigmented areas around the neck and shoulders. They have a prominent hump on their shoulders and neck.

  • Burmese Python-  The Burmese python is a dark-colored non-venomous snake with many brown blotches bordered by black down the back. In the wild, Burmese pythons typically grow to 16 ft in length.  They tend to be solitary and are usually found in pairs only when mating.

  • Cotton-Top Tamarin- A cotton-top tamarin is among the most endangered primate in the world. They are found only in northwestern Colombia, weigh less than a pound, and are named for the shock of white hair that sits atop its head.

  • Crested Gecko- Among the most distinctive features of the crested geckos are the hair-like projections found above the eyes, which greatly resemble eyelashes. These geckos possess a semi-prehensile tail which they use to assist in climbing.  Crested geckos do not regenerate their tails once lost.

  • Donkey-is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae.  Donkeys have large ears, which may pick up more distant sounds, and may help cool the donkey's blood. Donkeys can defend themselves by biting, striking with the front hooves or kicking with the hind legs.

  • Dromedary Camel- The camel has distinctive fatty deposits known as "humps" on its back. The average life expectancy of a camel is 40 to 50 years. A full-grown adult stands 6 ft at the shoulder and 7 ft at the hump. They can run up to 40 mph in short bursts and sustain speeds of up to 25 mph.

  • Eland- The common eland, also known as the southern eland or eland antelope, is a savannah and plains antelope mostly found in East and Southern Africa.  They are the second largest antelope in the world but are the slowest as well.

  • Elk- Elk, also known as the wapiti, are one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae, and one of the largest terrestrial mammals in North America. Elk range in forest and forest-edge habitats, feeding on grasses, plants, leaves, and bark.

  • Emu- The emu is the second-largest living bird by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. Emus are soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds with long necks and legs, and can reach up to 6.2 ft in height. Emus can travel great distances, and when necessary can sprint at 31 mph.

  • Fallow Deer- In Fallow deer, only bucks have antlers, which are broad and shovel-shaped from three years on. In the first two years, the antler is a single spike. They are grazing animals and their preferred habitat is mixed woodland and open grassland.

  • *Giraffe-The giraffe's chief distinguishing characteristics are its extremely long neck and legs, its horn-like ossicones, and its distinctive coat patterns. They can live to be up to 38 years old. 

  • Gyr- Gyr is an Indian breed of Zebu cattle. The Gyr is distinctive in appearance, typically having a rounded and domed forehead, long pendulous ears and horns which spiral out and back.

  • Horse-Wilstem features a variety of horses and offers horseback trail riding. They are the original animals to Wilstem, having been here since 1990.

  • Kangaroo- Red Kangaroos have large, powerful hind legs, large feet adapted for leaping, a long muscular tail for balance, and a small head. Like most marsupials, female kangaroos have a pouch called a marsupium in which joeys complete postnatal development.

  • Leopard Gecko- Leopard geckos are small lizards that derive their name from their spotted coloration. Unlike many other species of geckos, leopard gecko toes do not have adhesive lamellae, so they cannot climb smooth vertical walls. Leopard geckos are opportunistic predators that eat a variety of prey items.

  • Llama- Llamas are very social animals and live with others as a herd. Their wool is very soft and lanolin-free. Llamas can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. When using a pack, they can carry about 25 to 30% of their body weight.

  • Mexican Black Kingsnake- Mexican black kingsnake is a constrictor and is non-venomous. The Mexican black kingsnake is regularly kept as a pet; it is easy to care for and generally well natured.

  • Mini Donkey- The mini donkey is a domesticated member of the horse family. It is a species or subspecies of domestic cattle originating in South Asia. 

  • Nigerian Dwarf Goats- The Nigerian Dwarf goats are small but well-proportioned and resemble that of larger dairy goats.   They may be horned or naturally hornless, and their coat is fine and fairly short, and may be of any color, or multicolored.

  • Nilgai- Also known as blue bull, it is the largest Asian antelope and is ubiquitous across the northern Indian subcontinent. They are mainly active during the day.

  • Ostrich- Ostriches are large flightless birds, and they are the heaviest and largest living birds. They have the ability to run at over 40 mph, making them the fastest birds on land. 

  • Red Ruffed Lemur- It is one of the largest primates of Madagascar with a body length of 20 in, a tail length of up to 24 in and a weight of 7–8 lbs. Its soft, thick fur is red and black in color and sports a buff or cream colored spot at the nape, but a few are known to have a white or pink patch on the back of the limbs or digits and a ring on the base of the tail in a similar color.

  • Sloth- Noted for slowness of movement, they spend most of their lives hanging upside down in the trees of the tropical rain forests of South America and Central America. When hanging upside-down in a tree, they are held in place by their claws. They usually move at an average speed of 13 ft per minute.

  • Southern Three-Banded Armadillo- The Southern Three-Banded Armadillo is the only species of armadillos capable of rolling into a complete ball to defend themselves. The three characteristic bands that cover the back of the animal allow it enough flexibility to fit its tail and head together, allowing it to protect its underbelly, limbs, eyes, nose and ears from predators

  • Squirrel Monkey- Squirrel monkeys have short and close fur colored black at the shoulders, green or yellow fur along the back and extremities. Squirrel monkeys grow from 9 to 14 inches long and are equipped with long and hairy tails, flat nails, and pointed claws.

  • Sudan Plated Lizard- The Sudan plated lizard is a medium-sized lizard that can grow up to 20 to 24 inches long, with the tail being less than half of total length. They have stout bodies, short limbs, and moderately broad tails. They are easily recognized by its heavily armored appearance.

  • Sulcata Tortoise- They are particularly distinguished from other turtles by being land-dwelling, while many (though not all) other turtle species are at least partly aquatic. Like other turtles, tortoises have a shell to protect from predation and other threats.

  • Tamandua- The Tamandua is also known as a lesser anteater because it is much smaller than its relative, the giant anteater. This interesting mammal is at home both in trees and on the ground. The tamandua is most active at night, often nesting during the day in hollow tree trunks. It has small eyes and poor vision but can hear and smell quite well.

  • Texas Longhorn- The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to over 70 inches tip to tip for bulls.

  • Uromastyx- Uromastyx is a genus of African and Asian lizards.  They have a thick-spiked tail, change colors according to the temperature and season, and are capable of living for over 25 years, and possibly as old as 60.

  • Veiled Chameleon- They are known for their variable color changes and their distinctive casque on the head, resembling a veil. Females live around five years and males live for around eight and they breed a few times a year.

  • Watusi-Watusi are a modern American breed of domestic cattle. Their horns are unusually large, with a wide spread and the largest circumference found in any cattle breed. 

  • Western Hog Nose Snake- The western hognose snake is a relatively small, stout-bodied snake. Its color and pattern is highly variable between subspecies, although most specimens appear much like rattlesnakes to the untrained eye.  The hognose snakes' most distinguishing characteristic is their upturned snout/rostral scale, which aids in digging in sandy soils by using a sweeping, side to side motion.

  • Zebra- Known for their distinctive black-and-white striped coats. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small to large herds.


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