The delightful balls of fur which arrived on October 3rd but have only now been announced, will stay with their mum for up to 20 months.
The silver-backed Chevrotain which was found by scientists from the Global Wildlife Conservation with the support of Wrocław Zoo, is on a list of 25 most-wanted lost species.
On Sunday at the earliest, five out of seven tigers transferred to Poznan Zoo from the Polish-Belarusian border may be transported to a safe haven in Spain, the zoo announced on Tuesday.
A lorry carrying ten tigers had set off from Rome on October 22 to Dagestan but was stopped at the border on Sunday after driving almost 2,000km. One of the tigers has since died due to the appalling conditions and the others are now fighting for their lives.
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.