The zoo has recently welcomed a new bird species: the wrethed hornbill (Rhyticeros undulatus).
The first that can be spotted in the bird aviary is the female who is 20 years old and comes from Germany. It should be joined by a mate born in the US in the near future.
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).