In 2014, staff at Hatton Country World in Warwickshire were surprised to find 100 pregnant female guinea pigs in their female enclosure. Very soon, they realized that one of the male rodents had managed to escape his enclosure and infiltrate the female-only enclosure.
The father-to-be(as at then), later nicknamed Randy, had infiltrated the female enclosure and mated with over a hundred females. The staff noticed that he had gotten thinner, but did not realize why until they found out that he was actually a male guinea pig being kept in the wrong pen.
The animal park, which already had 300 male and female guinea pigs now had to make preparations for the arrival of about 400 more.
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.
“We suspect a child may have placed him back in the wrong pen by accident after stroking him or Randy may have somehow broken out of his enclosure to get to the females. “
“We believe that the newly-named Randy could have impregnated up to 100 female guinea pigs, which have litters of about four, so if you do the math we could be expecting quite a baby boom.
“We don’t know how long Randy was in the female enclosure but it could have been several weeks which would have given him time to go round the entire female population.
“Staff did comment he looked a little thinner than before. He has now re-joined his male friends, clearly he’s got a lot of bragging to do.”
Staff built an extension to accommodate the new born pigs. Randy was taken back to his pen as a proud father of hundreds of kids.

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Attribution: The featured image in this post is not the original photo of Randy, and was gotten from WikiMedia Commons.


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