A guinea pig in Hatton Country World in Warwickshire broke out of its enclosure at an animal sanctuary. He then mated with 100 females and is set to become a father to around 400 babies now. The staff noticed the exhausted father-to-be, now nicknamed Randy, had lost a little weight, but did not realize why until they discovered he was actually a male rodent being kept busy in the wrong pen.
Randy, centre, pictured alongside some of the female guinea pigs he mated with Credit: SWNS
The animal park is said to be home to 300 guinea pigs already. It is now set to get boom in their population within a few weeks.
Manager Richard Craddock said: “One of our male guinea pigs managed to find his way into the female enclosure and had a very good time by the looks of it.”
Randy escaped his male only enclosure at Hatton Adventure World in Warwick and broke into the female-only area.
Staff are now looking to build an extension to the guinea pig farm to accommodate Randy’s huge brood.