Among the charismatic animals of the zoo, the gorilla has without any doubt a singular status. But its impressive physical qualities and sometimes spectacular displays don’t reveal its true nature. Actually gorillas have a peaceful personality that seduces those who take time to observe them.
It’s official: the status of the Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) has been downgraded to “critically endangered” on the IUCN Red List. This is the ultimate step before being declared “extinct in the wild” if no major change regarding the management of its habitat is undertaken.
One of our young male red-ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra) born in 2014 and named Ikoto was transferred to Paris Zoo as part of a recommendation from the European Breeding Program for this species. There, he met Rebecca, a female that has arrived in early July from Dublin Zoo.
Following a recommendation from the European Breeding Program for Rodriguez fruit bats (Pteropus rodricensis), two males have been transferred from Paris Zoo to our nocturama at the beginning of this week. They are both 2 years old.