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Small Mammals

Observe a variety of small mammals in this fascinating building divided by a day and night side. You’ll be able to observe all animals during their active time.

Potto


Potto range

Feature Creature

Potto

(Perodicticus potto)

Native to: Tropical forest belt of western, central and eastern Africa, from Sierra Leone to Guinea and east to Kenya
Primary Diet: Fruits, insects, nectar, snails, small vertebrates, gums, eggs, fungi and plants
Adult Weight: 1.7 to 3.5 lbs
Status: Stable
A potto has special blood vessels in its hands allowing it to maintain a strong grip in trees for long periods of time. Its stomach is highly expandable allowing it to eat large quantities of food, up to eight percent of its body weight.