In December 2018 a new Shark School was added to the attractions of the Once-upon-a-Time Castle. This exciting exhibit gives an insight to a world that in most zoos is behind the scenes.
The Zoo has been involved in rescuing injured birds and small mammals for a long time. In our new Rescue Centre the public can view the entire rescue process.
Patagonian maras, endemic in South America, brought a smile to our faces this year with their ten pups. The five pups most recently born have just come out from their refuge to the enclosure.
A pup was born to the Southern three-banded armadillos on show in the historic Palm House (America Tropicana). The baby mainly comes out in the afternoon hours because the adult animals are fed at this time.
On 31st of August, the last Friday of this summer, Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden welcomes the visitors with unique evening programs, on the occasion of the VII. Night of the Zoos.
The latest baby giant anteater in Budapest was born on 16 June. This species is native to South America, but the parents of the baby came from zoos in Scotland and Germany, back in 2014. This is the couple’s second baby.
This year already more than two dozen - a total of 25 chicks - hatched among the greater flamingos, and further chicks can be expected to be born. Together with the youngsters, the Budapest flock of flamingos consists of 139 animals.
The Butterfly Garden, where the public can admire several hundreds of colourful tropical butterflies, mainly from Central America and South-East Asia, from close up, can be visited from the end of May until September, when the nights start to become cool.
The Zoo’s new wonderland has opened in the area where the amusement park used to be. Special small animals, close animal encounters, fabulous adventures and absorbing games are waiting for you.
The foal that was born last Thursday spends more and more time rushing around in the paddock. We already know that the newborn is a little girl. Our zoo has been keeping zebras since 1894, and the first Budapest zebra foal was born in 1930.