One of our two females De Brazza’s monkeys (Cercopithecus neglectus) recently gave birth to a baby. The 1-month-old newborn is doing well and has started to eat solid food, though it is still suckling. Among cercopithecidae species, weaning is usually completed around one-year-old. The baby hasn’t been named yet as its sex hasn’t been confirmed with certainty by the keepers.
We’ve been waiting for him for so long and he has finally arrived: Gandhi, a 12-year-old Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) has now become our new breeding male. What a moment of intense emotion when he came out of his transport crate! He takes over from our late Shinto who died in March 2015 at the age of 46.