Palawan Hornbills are native to the forests of the Philippines and on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species are classified as “vulnerable”. But the latest chick born at the zoo is the fifth for proud parents Sofia and Avilon.
It took vets especially flown in from South Africa five hours to deal with the 20-year-old Israeli-born African Elephant’s teeth and last tusk after it was discovered to be in “very bad condition.”
The mortality rate of Manul kittens is very high, both in the wild and in captivity, making the Wrocław zoo litter a rarity.
In her youth, the grand Dame of Płock zoo was not only a film star but something of a heartbreaker too.
While there are other bearcats in captivity in Europe, it is rare for them to reproduce. Also known as binturongs, bearcats are native to South-East Asia but are now an endangered species.
Albino penguins are extremely rare and vulnerable and most don’t survive infancy. Because a penguin’s sex is normally determined by the colour of its feathers, zoo keepers will now carry out a DNA test to determine its gender.
Thanks to the robots, children will see on their tablets everything that is going on in the enclosures, and will even be able to visit parts of the zoo not usually available to visitors.
Just two days after appearing on the auction site, bidding for the 47-year-old orange ape’s creation has already reached 2,550 zł.
Under the guise of looking for pig food, Jan Żabiński would enter the Warsaw Ghetto and help Jews escape to his villa at Warsaw Zoo. Today marks the 44th anniversary of his death.