Our Animals

Wellington Conservation Center is home to a variety of animals.  A majority of our animals are small mammals from South America, but we have animals from all across the world. 

Black and White Ruffed Lemur

Mittens is one of our four Black and White Ruffed lemurs.  She is joined by her mate Mork and their kids Fran and Daisy. They are native to Madagascar and are the loudest of all the lemurs.  Unfortunately they are critically endangered and need our help!

Red Ruffed Lemur

Bijou and Chloe(above) are our two Red Ruffed Lemurs!   They are native to Madagascar and are the largest of the family lemuridae.  Unfortunately they are critically endangered and need our help! 

Two-Toed Sloth

Julia and her son Sid are two of our three two-toed sloths.  The father was Oliver and their new baby was born 2/7/22!  Two-toed sloths are very slow moving and are heavily adapted for a life of hanging upside down in a tree. Thankfully they are not endangered, but their habitat is disappearing fast! 

Wild Hog

Angelina is our wild hog.  She is one of the few animals we have that are found in Florida.  Wild hogs are rooters and can destroy crops quickly.  They are not endangered but people do hunt them.

Pot-Bellied Pig

Lucy is a Vietnamese Pot-bellied pig.  They call them that because of the dip in their back, not because of their stomachs.  Lucy, however, is a little overweight so she’s on a diet.

Pale Fox

Felix is one of our five Pale Foxes.  Pale fox are indigenous to the deserts of Africa and can go practically their whole lives without drinking water. Thankfully these guys aren’t endangered.

Cattle

K.J. is our 2,000 lb dog.  Well he’s a bull, but he thinks he’s a dog.  He’s a fan favorite here at WCC because he LOVES everyone he meets!

Brazilian Porcupine

Pickles is one of our Prehensile-tailed Brazilian porcupines.  Bonnie is our other one.   This species is both arboreal and nocturnal, so they’re active in the trees at night.  They don’t have strong barbs on their quills but they are still very sharp! Thankfully they are not endangered. 

Blue-and-Yellow Macaw

Matilda is our resident Macaw.  They are known as some of the largest members of the Macaw family and can live up to 60 years in captivity.  In addition, they can develop an extensive vocabulary.

Pekin Duck

The Pekin Duck is a domesticated breed primarily raised for meat.  Their relatives were domesticated around 3000 years ago in China before the current breed was established in New England.  We have five of them here!

Bennett’s Wallaby

Wally is our male wallaby and June-Bug is his female partner. Their joey is Norman! They are native to Australia and are marsupials, so they have a pouch!  Wallabies are of least concern. 

Capybara

Leo is one of two Capybaras here at the farm.  Lulu is our younger female.  Capybaras are the world’s largest rodent! They are semi-aquatic grazers who typically live in groups of 10-20 individuals.  They do everything they can in the water.  Thankfully they are not considered endangered. 

Crab-Eating Raccoon

Jasper is our Crab-eating Raccoon.  He is a true rescue, as his previous owner kept him in a small cat carrier until he was two.  These raccoons spend their time catching crab in the rivers of South America, as well as climbing in the trees.  They are not endangered.

Patagonian Cavy

The Patagonian Cavy, or Mara, is the world’s 4th largest rodent.  They can reach speeds of 18 mph and can jump 6 ft high!  We are lucky enough to have two here at the farm.  They are near threatened so they need protection! 

Citron-Crested Cockatoo

Cindy-Sue is our Cockatoo.  She only has one leg from an accident, but that doesn’t stop her from having a good time! Cockatoos are native to Australia and South East Asia.  The Citron-Crested is critically endangered with less than 600 estimated in the wild.

Rex Rabbit

The Rex Rabbit is a medium sized breed of rabbit that was originally bred in France for their soft “plush”-like fur.  We have more than a few here and they’re quite friendly. 

Sulcata Tortoise

The Sulcata Tortoise, or African Spurred, is the largest mainland tortoise in the world.  They are from the deserts of Africa and can retain their water very well.  They have been known to live up to 150 years!  We currently have 5; Tank, Moby, Mo, Minky, and Franklin. 

Alpaca

Mocha is our Alpaca.  He was saved from a petting zoo in northern Florida after the owner left.  Alpacas are native to the mountains of South America and grow very thick fur to stay warm.  They do spit, so watch out! 

Hackney Pony

Unique Presentation is our only Hackney Pony.   Hackney ponies pull the carts during horse shows. Presentation is 26 years old so she’s now retired living her best life.

Kinkajou

Riccou is one of our two Kinkajous, the other is Mindy.  Kinkajous are part of the raccoon family but mainly eat fruit.  They love sugar, so they raid bee hives for honey, which gave them the nickname of Honey Bears.  They are both nocturnal and arboreal so not a lot of people see them, but they are not endangered.

Red-Footed Tortoise

Charlie is our Red-footed Tortoise.  He’s about 9 years old so he’s pretty much maxed out at about 12 inches long.  The Red-footed Tortoise is native to Northern South America and are a threatened species due to overcollection in the wild.

Indian Star Tortoise

Raj is our 3 year old Indian Star Tortoise.  There are only two species of star tortoises in the world and they are both very beautiful.  Unfortunately the Indian Star is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN because of its popularity in the exotic pet trade.

Muscovy Duck

Birdy is one of our Muscovy Ducks.  You’ve probably seen them all over Florida, but did you know they aren’t originally from here? They’re native to Central and South America as well as Mexico, but they’ve established themselves in the Southeastern U.S.

Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

Harry is our male Prairie Dog, or Harry Dog if you will.  Prairie Dogs are the only animal we have right now that are native to the United States.  They are found all the way from the Texas-Mexico border to the Montana-Canada border!

Southern Tamandua

Taco is one of our two newest additions to the farm.  Taco is our boy and Belle is the girl. Taco Belle (see what we did there) are Southern Tamanduas or lesser anteaters.  They are native to northern South America and feed on ants, termites, and bees.  People have been killing them off recently under the false claim they attack dogs, and to use their tails as cordage.