Aggieland farm pasture Gallery

Wild Animal Safari is home to many different animal residents. We encourage you to view our zoo gallery in Bryan, TX, to see what is in store for you and your family.

Farm Pasture


Ankole

Ankole-Watusi

Scientific Name: Bos Taurus Indicus 

IUCN status: Not Evaluated

Origin: West Africa

Fun Fact: a hybrid of a few breed of African Longhorn, the Ankole-Watusi was long considered the “cattle of the kings” due to their impressive horns and size.


Alpaca

Alpaca

Scientific Name: Vicugna spp.

IUCN status: Not evaluated – Domestic species

Range: Andes Mountains of South America 11,500 – 16,000ft above sea level

Fun Fact: Alpaca were domesticated for their wool fiber, which is hypoallergenic. You can tell them apart from Llamas by their smaller size and shorter ears.


Chital

Chital (Axis Deer)

Scientific Name: Axis axis

IUCN status: Least Concern

Range: India Subcontinent

Fun Fact: The Chital has been introduced to Hawaii and Texas. The populations in Hawaii have grown by 30% each year and threaten Hawaiian farms and agriculture.


Red Deer

Red Deer

Scientific Name: Cervus elaphus

IUCN status: Least Concern

Range: South East Asia, North Africa, Europe

Fun Facts: Deer are similar to cows in that they are ruminants, with a four chambered stomach to digest their food.


Emu

Emu

Scientific Name: Dromaius novaehollandiae

IUCN status: Least Concern

Range: Mainland Australia

Fun Fact: Male Emus take complete responsibility for incubating the eggs and raising their young.


Miniature Horse

Miniature Horse

Scientific Name: (Equus ferus caballus)

IUCN status: Domesticated

Origin: Europe

Fun Facts: In Order to be considered a miniature horse, the horse cannot exceed 38 inches in height at the withers.


Kenekune Pig

kunekune Pig

Scientific Name: Us domesticus

IUCN status: Not evaluated – Domestic species

Range: New Zealand

Fun Fact: Kunekune translates to “fat and round” in the Maori language of its native range.


Liama

Liama

Scientific Name: Lama glama

IUCN status:  Not evaluated

Range: Andes Mountains of South America

Fun Facts: Lamas can be differentiated from alpacas due to their larger size and longer snout and ears.


Miniature Donkey

Miniature Donkey

Scientific Name: Equus africanus asinus

IUCN status: Not evaluated

Origin: Sicily and Sardinia  

Fun Facts: Many of the donkeys in the United States are descendants of burros brought to the America’s by Mexican explorers. 


Common Ostrich

Common Ostrich

Scientific Name: Struthio camelus

IUCN status: Least Concern

Range: Large areas of North and South Africa

Fun Facts: One ostrich egg is equivalent to the weight of about 24 chicken eggs.


Pot-bellied Pig

Pot-bellied Pig

Scientific Name: Sus domesticus

IUCN status: Not evaluated – Hybrid

Origin: Southeast Asia

Fun Fact: This species that we know and love are not a single breed, but rather a mix of 15 unique “Pot-Bellied” breeds from Vietnam, China, and Thailand.


Lesser Rhea

Lesser Rhea

Scientific Name: Rhea pennata

IUCN status: Least Concern

Range: Southern South America (Patagonia)

Fun Facts: The Lesser Rhea is also known as Darwin’s Rhea after the species helped Charles Darwin describe the process of evolution.


Scottish Highland Cattle

Scottish Highland Cattle

Scientific Name: Bos Taurus

IUCN status:  Not evaluated

Origin: Scottish Highlands

Fun Facts:  The horns of Highland Cattle help them to forage for grass in deep snow.


Domestic Yak

Domestic Yak

Scientific Name: Bos grunniens

IUCN status: Not evaluated

Origin: Himalayan Region, Tibetan Plateau

Fun Facts: Tibetan farmers have been relying on Yaks for thousands of years. They are valued for their meat, fur, transport, burden, milk, and even their feces are used for fuel.


African Pygmy Goat

African Pygmy Goat

Scientific Name: Capra aegagrus hircus

IUCN status: Not evaluated

Origin: West Africa

Fun Fact: Male pygmy goats are called billys, females are called nannys, and offspring are called kids! Just like normal goats!


Yak-tusi

Yak-tusi

Scientific Name: Hybrid

IUCN status: Not evaluated – Hybrid

Origin: West Africa (Watusi) and Central Asia (Yak)

Fun Facts: This unique cross is a result of breeding a Domesticated Yak with a Watusi.