More than a hundred species of lemurs are found in Madagascar, of which the vast majority is being threatened with extinction in the short or medium term. Lemurs now hold a sad record: that of the most endangered group of mammals in the world. As part of our mission to conserve endangered species, we have decided to host a new species among the representatives of this highly threatened taxon in the wild that requires from zoos a strong commitment in its conservation.
In early evening of Friday, May 3 our Rothschild giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) Pauline delivered her second calf. The giraffe group had been returned to its building in late afternoon after Pauline had started showing the first signs of an imminent calving. The birth went perfectly well and around 11 pm the calf was standing, ready to suckle.
Why not take advantage of the Easter break to visit the zoo and meet our two adorable baby ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta)?
Two females of our group housed in the monkey house have given birth to healthy babies about one month ago. Both newborns are doing well and are becoming more active as days go by.