Meet the animals
These fluffy, woolly fleeced camelids originate from Peru, much like their llama relations. They can live for up to 20 years and usually give birth to a single cria. They are herbivores and browse on grass, herbs and leaves.
Angora goats originate from Turkey and have a lifespan of 9 to 12 years. As with most goats they tend to give birth to single kids or sometimes twins or triplets. These herbivores browse on grass, herbs and leaves. Angora Goats are bred for their soft fleece called Mohair.
Bagot goats originate from Britain and can be traced back to 1837, when they were given to Sir John Bagot as a gift by Kind Richard II, hence the name. They live for around 9 to12 years and are used for their fleece, skin, meat and dairy products.
Barn owls originate from Britain and tend to live for up to 5 years in the wild. In a protected environment, such as here at Staunton, they can live for up to 25 years. Our barn owl is called Amber.
The Fallow dear originates from the Mediterranean and Middle East and were brought to Britain by the Normans. They usually live for up to 15 years. These herbivores live in the wild in herds consisting of many does (females) with one dominant buck (male).
Gloucestershire Old Spot pig
With a pedigree dating back to 1913, these are the oldest pedigree spotted pigs in the world. The pigs are easily distinguished by the large black spots on their backs and the soft floppy ears. Our Gloucestershire old spot pigs are called Pig Pig and Cup Cake.
Guinea Pigs originate from Peru and were first bred by the Incas for their meat. Nowadays they are popular pets which live for around 6-8 years and make great companions for rabbits.
Llamas originate from the mountains of Peru, North East Chile and North West Argentina. They tend to live for up to 30 years and usually give birth to a single cria. Our Llamas are called Eli, Misty and Delia
An ancient breed of cattle producing beef of the highest quality. Their breed characteristics include docility, hardiness, longevity, easy calving, milking and mothering ability
Miniature donkeys originate from Sardinia, where they are almost extinct now. This particular breed is fully grown at two years old and reach an average of just 34-36 inches! Our pair Alma and Riva are fully grown believe it or not!
These exotic birds originate from India, Pakistan, western China, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and live for up to 20 years. Did you know the more eyes a male has on his magnificent tale, the more mates he will attract?! Look out for our Peacock, Freddie, who has taken to living in Leigh Park Gardens!
These miniature goats originate from Africa and like other goats are Herbivores which live off of grass, herbs and leaves. Here at Staunton our goats live off of Grass pellets – like the feed you give them when you visit. Look out for our brown pigmy goat who likes to have a free run of the ornamental farm!
Rabbits originate from North west Africa, Spain and Portugal but are now widespread across the world. In the wild rabbits are regarded as pests due to the damage they cause to crops, gardens and the countryside.
The many breeds originate largely from Europe and Asia. It is believed sheep were first brought to the UK in about 3000 BC, when Stone age settlers crossed the English Channel. Now over 80 different sheep breeds exist in the UK alone
The Shetland Pony originates from the Shetland Islands. They were used as pit ponies and for pulling carts of peat and seaweed. It is believed to be the strongest equine (relative to size), although it is the smallest of our native breeds. This strength has come about through years of adaptation. Our ponies are called Pepsi and Yarrow.
Turkeys originate from Mexico, where they were domesticated by Native Americans in prehistoric times. They usually live for up to 4 years and eat nuts, seeds and insects.