The Animals

As well as our feathered residents Gauntlet is also home to some furry friends!

Meet our cheeky Meerkats Pumba and Dave and the rest of the Meerkat mob. Our bossy goats who love nothing more than a fuss and a bag of food and our fun loving ferrets who love a tickle when they’re not sleeping!


A group of ferrets is called a ‘business’. Did you know baby ferrets are born both deaf and blind and begin to hear and see at around 34 days old?


A family group of meerkats is called a ‘mob’, ‘gang’ or ‘clan’. These groups can contain around 20 meerkats but sometimes have as many as 50.


Goats are herd animals and will become depressed if kept without any goat companions. Did you know goats have four stomachs?