The Trinidad Zoo really doesn’t have a very wide selection. Unfortunately, we don’t have cold-weather animals because it’s perpetually hot here, even when it’s rainy so they wouldn’t survive. The few mammals there are at the Zoo were mostly in hiding due to the rain however, and I mostly saw hindquarters only or nosey only or little ears only so I don’t have a lot of pictures in this segment 😦 But the ones I did see were SO DARN CUTE!!! I just wanted to jump over the obviously too-short rails and run them down and hug them up! But I just wasn’t in the mood to pry little spiky claws out of my skin. So, without further ado, I now present- “My small menagerie of tropical mammals”. Please do enjoy.
This animal is called a Jaguarundi. I’ve never seen one before. Although he is of the cat family, he looks a lot more like a Mongoose. As soon as he saw us, he greeted us by relieving himself and then climbing up to where he is there on the picture, presumably to escape from his own by-product. They have extremely cute faces that look nothing like a cat.
This guy was scratching his back against the cage and we were able to touch his icky, wet, wiry fur. He was very friendly and cute and when I caled him, he actualy turned toward me…
And quickly turned away so I wasn’t able to get a great shot 😦
This little otter is one of my favourite animals. He looked up at us before diving into the water as if to say “Ready?!”
Then he came out at the other end and bit his tail. Isn’t that face just adorable!
Now this Ocelot you can tell is of the Cat family! He is just overly cute! He was very fortunate to be behind locked doors or I’m sure he would be in someone’s house drinking milk out of a saucer right now.
Meet the Armadillo’s Butt. I never saw an Armadillo before and I didn’t see one this time either.
I absolutely ADORE the Capybaras! My sister loves them too- but it’s not hard to love these adorable rodents… That’s right- did you know that these cuddly cuties are the worlds largest rodents? That is one large Guinea Pig!
There are actually five Capys in this photo, can you spot them all? You have to look real closely to see number 5!