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!
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.