They were born in the zoo a few months ago and are their parents’ pride and joy. Everyone’s wild about these babies, from protected species whose survival is threatened in the wild. This is a fine demonstration of the ways today’s zoos combine their conservation role with treating their visitors to a glimpse of the animals.
Zoom on our Crowned lemurs that gave birth last April to their first baby. For this species, breeding is much less innate than for their fellow creatures: it would have been necessary to let them have some peace for a few weeks. Today, Loukoum and Loki, are perfect parents! It’s a promising success for this safe species for it is very threatened in its natural environment.
Another remarkable birth at the zoo…a baby squirrel monkey is born August the 11, 2015. This subspecies of monkey is part of a EEP. Its population in its natural environment is threatened by the deforestation. Pregnancy last 5 months and when they are born, the baby only weighs 100g, that being 1/8ème of the mother’s weigh!
Our record of births continues to be filled in this month of August…the third and the eleventh, two females zebras, called « Zabouille » and « Zelda« , extended the family. For now, they are still distinguishable from their cousins with their brown stripes. They will become black at adulthood, around 3 years old.