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Ponderosa Rural Therapeutic Centre Species List

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Mr.Weasel, 2 Sep 2011.

  1. Mr.Weasel

    Mr.Weasel Well-Known Member

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    There is very little information about this qaint but interesting collection, so I thought I'd go to the effort of listing the species kept, for those who are interested.

    The Ponderosa Rural Therapeutic Centre is a therapeutic centre based in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire which keeps it's very own collection of animals.

    If memory serves, the centre started life as a rare breeds farm which went by the name of "The Ponderosa Rare Breeds Farm" for quite some time, until recent years when it got renamed.

    Here is the current species list according to their website. I'm not sure how up-to-date this is, so any outside input is welcomed and encouraged:

    Current Holdings:

    Cockatiel
    Blue-and-yellow Macaw
    Military Macaw
    Southern Boobook
    Scops-owl
    Harris Hawk
    Barn Owl
    Catfish
    Welsh Cob
    Donkey
    Dales Pony
    Pygmy Goat
    Highland Cattle
    Llama
    Sikha Deer
    Soay Lamb
    Meerkats
    Minature Pigs
    Common Marmoset
    Ring-tailed Lemur
    Brown Lemur
    African Crested Porcupine
    Reindeer
    Skunk
    South American Tapir
    African Pygmy Hedgehog
    Leopard Gecko
    Ball Python
    Bearded Dragon
    Blue-Tongued Skink
    Chameleon
    Chilean Rose Tarantula
    Crab
    Cuban Knight Anole
    Iguana
    Marine Toad
    Tortoise
    Terrapin

    Some of these animals don't have their specific species stated, like the chameleon, terrapins and tortoise, for example, so if anybody knows of their exact species, do tell and I will update the list.

    Former Holdings:

    Wallaby
    Emu
    Water Buffalo

    (if anybody knows of their species, please inform)

    I'm pretty sure at one point they kept a crocodile of some kind, but I can't for the life of me remember what species. This is going back some 5-6 years at the very least. Can anyone validate me on this?
     
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  2. lechweoryx

    lechweoryx Well-Known Member

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    Water buffalo were held here some years ago.
     
  3. Mr.Weasel

    Mr.Weasel Well-Known Member

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    OK, thanks for that, lechweoryx. I updated the list.
     
  4. Mr.Weasel

    Mr.Weasel Well-Known Member

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    According to a local newspaper, Red-necked wallaby, Patagonian Cavy and Big hairy armadillo have been introduced to the collection.
     
  5. Ant

    Ant Active Member

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    Visited today, Tapir, Skunk, Porcupine, Palm Civet and Brown Lemur have now left the collection. Species added since I was last there - Coati, Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Otters, Mara, Lesser Hairy Armadillos, Raccoon Dogs, Tri-Coloured Squirrels and Sugar Gliders.