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Animal and Land 25Feb 2015

New additions bolster Hartpury College’s magnificent menagerie

New additions bolster Hartpury College’s magnificent menagerie

Hartpury’s animal family has grown again with the arrival of a wallaby joey and a new rare-breed goat.

The pair, who are part of the Orchard Animal Collection, have joined the emus, meerkats and llamas in Hartpury’s ever-expanding menagerie, which helps give the College’s animal students a host of hands-on learning experiences.

The wallaby joey is the College’s second within a year and staff do not yet know its sex, as joeys can stay in the pouch for any number of months until they are fully developed.

The new female Bagot goat, Demi, meanwhile, joins her older brother, Caesar, at Hartpury and will enable students to gain experience in foot trimming, health checking and worming. The students will also be tending to the goats daily as part of their animal duties.

The animal collection at Hartpury is continuing to grow, maximising opportunities for our Animal Management students to get hands on with a wide variety of small and large and native and non-native animals. The facilities include dedicated reptile, aquatics and rodent rooms.

Students studying on a variety of animal courses at the College will have the opportunity to get hands on with the wallaby and care for it throughout its development.

Animal Collection Manager, Colin Stevenson, said: “The addition of these animals will bringa new aspect to the learning experience. They both offer different opportunities for students to gain hands on experience.

“Very few colleges boast rare breed goats in their collections, and our Animal Management students are excited about working with and learning from them. Having a baby wallaby to manage will also be a new experience for a lot of our students.”

26 Oct 2016 Animal and Land

Happy Halloween from Hartpury! Gloucester Rugby stars get an early fright up close to collection’s critters!

Some of Gloucester Rugby biggest stars and their families headed to Hartpury today to get up close and personal with the College’s cuddly and not so cuddly residents!

18 Oct 2016 Animal and Land

No more tilling – it’s time for direct drilling at Hartpury!

Hartpury Agriculture students had their eyes opened to an alternative approach to sowing the seeds of the future.

17 Oct 2016 Animal and Land

Brexit and beyond –student farmers consider the future of agriculture outside the EU

Hartpury’s student farmers of the future weighed in on the debate and discussions surrounding agriculture in post-Brexit Britain during a talk with local experts.


11 Oct 2016 Animal and Land

Does a harness help make a happy dog? Hartpury research team investigates

What’s the best way to walk your dog? A team of Hartpury researchers have been comparing collars to harnesses to investigate the impact on canine behaviour and comfort.