Great apes are fascinating and complex animals. Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), who share over 99% of their DNA with humans, are undoubtedly the most extroverted. The introduction of a new individual to an existing group is a risky process in this species that can be very aggressive.
La Palmyre Zoo is thrilled to welcome a newborn gorilla! On January 20, after a gestation period of 8 months, our 18-year-old female western lowland gorilla Ybana gave birth to a healthy baby (this is the third baby for Ybana who is the only adult female of the group).
After nearly a 10-year absence, Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) are back to La Palmyre Zoo! A male and a female from Pont-Scorff Zoo arrived at the reptile house last Wednesday and are hosted in the former basin of the spectacled caimans.