The 2 brand new New Yorkers are Patagonian Cays. If you don’t know what a Patagonian Cavy is, join everyone else in New York. They are definitely not your average wild beast that’s for sure.
They are native to ARgentina and are members of the rodent family though they look more like rabbits than anything else. go along to Staten Island zoo to meet them, they are adorable as you can see in the video.
Two have recently been born at the Staten Island Zoo and because their Mom has proved to a an unenthusiastic nurturer they are being hand reared by the Zoo staff who are enjoying the task enormously.
Staten Island zoo pecializes in unusual small animals as well as more well known ones.
Recently the Zoo purchased a flightless bird, the Cassowary after crowdsourcing the funds on IndieGogo.
And shortly an artic fox is joining a bevy of unusual animals for both adults and children to enjoy.