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.
The vote is closed, and finally the name of the baby gorilla boy born on 23 December has been decided Based on the votes, the baby received the name Indigo, and so he was registered in the International Gorilla Studbook under this name.
Among the grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), the joey growing in the pouch of one female has just started to have a look around recently. As such, it is worthwhile to visit them, since it’s just a matter of luck when someone might see the baby.
Winter is all fun and frolicking for our November-born baby elephant. He happily slides on the ice like a real child, gets really excited when cracking the ice on puddles with his feet and enjoys chasing the pigeons landing in his enclosure.
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!