May marks the start of the beach season for the hippopotamuses: Tücsök and Jusztina can use the outdoor swimming pool again. Although the inside one is at their disposal too, in the nice weather they prefer the outdoor pool, which opened in 1932.
At the Zoo you can capture fantastic scenes that must be seen – at the back of a camera lens!
A second giraffe birth has just taken place at our zoo. On March 25, The Budapest giraffe herd gained another member.
The latest short film on the occasional appearances of “pocket babies” from their kangaroo mothers’ pouches is now out.
Visitors can witness touchingly emotional moments of elephants in their enclosure.
Koalas can be seen in very few zoos outside Australia. It is only in Europe and North America that the stock of live koalas in zoos is growing and the circle of zoos in which Koalas can be found is expanding.
Vobara and Nur-Nuru-Bin, the two koalas, arrived with us in February 2015. The general public can see them from 6 March 2015.
The newcomer is a boy and has been given the name Ikinya. When he first took to his feet, he was 170 cm tall, but in five days he grew by more than ten centimetres.
Last year, in unprecedented fashion, three orangutans were born in the Zoo. From our lot, Bulu Mata has gone to England; however, three orangutan youngsters are still growing up with us: Moira, AnnaHanna and Lone.
EAZA’s Annual Conference took place between 23-27 September, hosted by Budapest Zoo.