Look in up or in a hollow log and you may find a raccoon in it’s enclosure.

By day wild raccoons generally retire to denning or resting sites. Raccoon “hands” are sensitive enough to pick out even the smallest edible morsels.


Skunks usually nest in burrows constructed by other animals, but they also live in hollow logs or even abandoned buildings, like our Miner’s Shack. They are nocturnal foragers who eat fruit and plants, insects, larvae, worms, eggs, reptiles, small mammals, and even fish.

Prairie Dog

Prairie dogs are mostly herbivorous burrowing rodents native to the grasslands of North America.

Guinea Pigs

The domestic guinea pig docile nature and responsiveness to handling and feeding and the relative ease of caring for them, continue to make the guinea pig a popular zoo friend.


They typically have brown, black, white, or mixed fur. They have an average length of 20 inches including a 15.1 inch tail, weigh about 1.5–4 pounds and have a natural lifespan of 7 to 10 years.