Zoo Animals

With many zoos and wildlife parks focused on captive breeding programmes, nutritional aspects on a wide range of mammals are being investigated. With assistance from zoos, we have produced products which provide essential nutrients to improve diets for carnivores and primates. We can also manufacture milk replacers from an exhaustive list of mammal species kept in zoos.

  • Big Carnivore Supplement

    Big Carnivore Supplement is a vitamin, mineral & essential nutrient supplement for carnivores including Big Cats, Hyenas, Hunting Dogs, Wolves & Dingoes.

    Key Features

    • Add to an all-meat diet to balance the available vitamins & minerals.
    • Elevated levels of essential fatty acids for brain, skin & cell membrane development.
    • Contains added taurine, an essential nutrient for felids.

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    On average, an all-meat diet contains adequate quantities of essential amino acids, nicotinamide, choline, potassium, sodium & selenium. Big Carnivore Supplement provides increased levels of the other essential nutrient listed below, which may be deficient in an all-meat diet (based on NRC recommendations for felines & canines).



    (per kg)
    (per MJ of prepared meat)

    (per kg)

    (per MJ of prepared meat)

    Retinol 50mg 216μg Magnesium  3.6g  35mg 
    Cholecalciferol 750μg 1.05μg Iron(Fe++) 2100mg 6.0mg
    d-α-tocopherol 5300mg 7.8mg Zinc 360mg 4.5mg
    Phytomenadione 4.3mg 8.0μg Manganese 400mg 600µg
    Pantothenic Acid 170mg  1.2mg  Copper 120mg 300µg
    Pyridoxine 140mg  0.8mg  Iodine 36mg 90µg
    Riboflavin 110mg  0.4mg  Linoleic Acid 1800mg 230µg
    Thiamine 170mg 0.4mg Linolenic Acid 5000mg 85mg
    Folic Acid 36mg 60µg Arachidonic acid 28mg 110mg
    Biotin 860µg 4.2µg Eicosapentaenoic acid 690mg 46mg
    Cyanocobalamin 690µg 6.0µg Docosahexaenoic acid 370mg 16mg
    Calcium 300g 440mg Taurine 38g 53mg
    Phosphorus 32g  360mg Total carotenoids 3.6mg 5.0µg

    Pack Sizes

    5kg & 10kg.

    To supplement an all-meat diet apply 10g (1 level tablespoon) of Big Carnivore Supplement per kg of meat. This can be done by slicing open a portion of meat and inserting the supplement into the cut.
    Supplement rates are not applicable to animals fed on a whole-body diet.

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