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.
In addition to the wide variety of wild animals that are mostly native to distant landscapes, we also find it important to introduce and pass on knowledge about domestic animals.
Although we can only show the public a short film now, it is a very important, world-class professional achievement for our echidna puggle, who has developed a great deal in recent months.
In Madagascar, the lemurs, belonging to the family of Lemuridae, exist in two different colours: black and white and red and black. Both species are critically endangered, and both can be seen in our Zoo, of course, in the Madagascar House area.
Evita is not only the oldest mhorr gazelle we have, but also the oldest mhorr gazelle in the world. By the way, this graceful ungulate is extinct in the wild, and exists only in zoos.
Felix, the Saker falcon that had fallen out of the nest, had both legs broken when he came to us, but he was fully healed, and the fully recovered bird has since returned to his natural habitat.
In our latest short film, we show that the zebras also like a game of football. Of course, only with a ball specially designed for them, inside which delicacies may even be hidden. This is also a method of enrichment.
Three fluffy nestlings are growing up with the black swans living next to the Australian House. Of course, the five-week-olds are not black yet, but are light in colour.
The grey crowned crane chicks are almost a month old. Mami and Papi are now teaching them what is edible and what is not. This species is endangered in its native country, so their breeding in the Zoo is also important from a conservation point of view.
Feeding displays with Harbor seals and African penguins takes place at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day. It is not only feeding that can be seen at this time, but also how the carers deal with the animals.