Arun, the supercute elephant baby is our most popular animal now. He was born on 8th November, as the second calf of our breeding pair Angele & Assam. Read here our chief vet’s and the curator’s short summary on the birth!
Our latest short film presents the first minutes and hours of the elephant calf who was born on Wednesday: you can see the moment of the birth, the mother’s kick-like movements (which are completely normal), and the first tremulous steps of the newborn.
This morning, Angele’s second calf, who we were so waiting for, was born. The mother and the baby elephant are fine, but they can be seen only by the carers and the vets so far. We are currently waiting for the baby to find the teats and start to suckle.
Plenty of baby animals are waiting for you if you visit us during the vacation period. There are babies growing among the lemurs, ring-tailed coatis, zebras, giraffes, orangutans and many other animals.
Have you heard about the “Come to see” programmes? This is what we call the animal events, feeding and training shows and other interesting events at a preannounced time and date. One of them is the show of feeding the pelicans.
Residents in the Butterfly House are real connoisseurs. We give flowers, pineapples, bananas, oranges and artificial nectar to fully developed butterflies, and caterpillars live on leaves. There are some who especially love the leaves of stinging nettles.
Belij and Serij, the two new polar bears in our zoo, arrived last week and they were officially introduced on Tuesday. We shot a short film on their first steps in their new home, and we introduce them in detail in this article.
It is with the deepest regret that we let all our friends know that Nur-Nuru-Bin had to be euthanised on Wednesday afternoon. Our colleagues have been fighting for the koala’s life since last week but the cancer finally defeated Nuru.
We gave a toast to Asha, our elephant calf, on his fourth birthday. We also announced that Asha might even get a little sibling this year. Her mother Angele is pregnant again. The foetus can be approximately 40 to 50 cm by now.
Our Zoo’s first new-born this year came into the world: a healthy giraffe calf, who was born right on 1 January, in the early afternoon.