Animal Centre

 

College Facilities:

  • The brand new Animal Management Centre at the Eccles Sixth Form College offers outstanding facilities including large outdoor mammal paddocks, outdoor small mammal enclosures, and large wetland aviaries. Inside the centre, there is an aquatics room, invertebrate collection, a well-stocked exotic collection and a small mammal room.
  • In addition to the substantial animal collections, the department also has 3 science labs, a microbiology lab and a brand new veterinary nursing suite which have all been created to industry standards

Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre:

  • The centre has over 50 horses and ponies of different types, levels and training.
  •  A large indoor arena with two additional outdoor arenas and a lunging pen
  • Horse walker and equine weighbridge
  • Ryders Farm is an approved ‘Where to Train Centre’ by the British Horse Society and is also an accredited BHS examination centre.
  • All staff are fully qualified teachers and also hold BHSAI or above instructor qualifications
  • Learns also have the opportunity to undertake work experience and study in our partner college in rural France

We offer courses for both adults and school leavers!

CURRENT LIVESTOCK

  • Small exotic mammals
    • Racoon Dogs
    • Yellow Mongoose
    • Common Marmoset
    • Meerkats
  • Paddocks
    • Guanaco
    • Alpaca
    • Sheep
    • Goats
    • Shetland Ponies
    • Bennet’s Wallaby
    • Emu
  • Rabbit Yard
    • Rabbits
    • Guinea pigs
  • Exotic Room
    • Frilled Dragon
    • Bosc Monitor
    • New Guinea Forest Dragon
    • Casque-headed Iguana
    • Blue-tongue Skink
    • Leopard Geckos
    • Crocodile Skink
    • Fat-tailed Skink
    • Egyptian Uromastyx
    • Yemen Chameleon
    • Crested Gecko
    • Emerald Tree Boa
    • Royal Python
    • Western Hognose Snake
    • Corn Snake
    • San Louis Potosi kingsnake
    • African Spur-thigh Tortoise
    • Greek Spur-thigh Tortoise
    • Horsefield Tortoise
    • Red-footed Tortoise
    • Vietnamese Pond Turtle
  • Pond
    • Ducks
    • Capybara
  • Poultry Paddock
    • Chickens
    • Turkeys
  • Aviaries
    • Canaries
    • Zebra finches
    • Chinese quail
    • Kookaburras
    • Lovebirds
    • Cockatiels
    •  Peacock
    • White-naped Crane
    • Red-breasted geese
    • Waldrop ibis
    • Sacred ibis
    • Mandarin ducks
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  • Aquatics Room
    • Mixed cold water fish
    • Mixed tropical fish
    • Mixed tropical marine fish
  • Mammal Room
    • Degu
    • Rats
    • Mice
    • Hamsters
  • Invertebrate/Amphibian Room
    • Tarantula
    • Millipedes
    • Hermit crabs
    • Giant African land snails
    • Cockroaches
    • Stick insects
    • Fruit Beetle
    • Blue poison dart frogs
    • Green and black poison dart frogs
    • Blessed poison dart frogs
    • Crowned tree frogs
    • Cinnamon frogs
    • Borneo eared frogs

More species coming soon!