Born at the beginning of April, zoo officials in Poznań have only now made the news public because of the high mortality rate among new born Pallas’s cats. However, zoo keepers say this litter of six is Feline fine.
It took four days before staff were able to take snaps of the cute baby lemur peering over the edge of its wicker nest where it had been snuggling up to proud mum Colie.
The litter was born on St. Valentine’s Day but has been kept secret until now as mortality rates are high. Found in the rivers of South America’s Amazonia, there are only between 1,000 – 5,000 of them left in the wild.
The birds are now a feature of a zoo now specialising in cold-weather animals.
The Animal Advocacy and Protection (AAP) foundation in Spain on Wednesday thanked Poland for saving the five tigers which arrived at their animal rescue centre. In October, tigers being smuggled from Italy to Russia were stranded for days at the Polish-Belarusian border.
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.