Last year, more than ever, a total of 2,201 animals in need of human assistance, were given a second chance as part of our zoo's rescue efforts. In the Hedgehog Hospital, the public can see how we deal with rescued animals.
Two cute penguins are nesting in one of the breeding burrows along the African penguin catwalk. We can still only show their image to the public so far, but they will soon be out of the hiding place and more of them can be seen.
Our youngest sloth came into this world on Monday December 2. The baby is on display for the public in the Palm House, but still you need a little luck to see it. Chances are best at around 10 a.m.: this is the sloths’ feeding time.
When it snows, it is worth visiting the zoo, since the park turns into a snowy wonderland. Besides the beauty of the landscape, many animals also offer stunning views in this environment.
In our latest short film, you can see that Indigo, the infant gorilla, born in December 2017, is not only the youngest in the team, but also probably its most mobile member.
Arun the little elephant has just celebrated his second birthday. In our latest short film we recall the moments of ingesting a birthday cake in the family circle. Those who missed it can make up for it, and those who were there can relive the experience.
We've written about our giant otters several times this week, but the latest news is still to be shared: Our female, Cumana, will soon be accompanied by a male animal called Madidi from the Madrid Zoo. He is also on the picture in the dogpile.
In the autumn, hedgehogs living in the wild are threatened by fires and also, by the lack of time for the young born at the end of summer to reach the right condition before their winter dream begins. Let’s help them together.
Alondra, a female giant otter, had a few months of chewing on the fish prepared by caretakers at our Zoo but, as part of a resettlement programme, she is now doing the same with the prey in she catches herself in the Ibera National Park, Argentina.
In September 2014, a little over five years ago, we began to keep rare Brazilian Giant Otters. This week, in several successive writings, we're trying to summarise what has happened to them over the past half-decade.