Since last Thursday, our small herd of Rothschild’s giraffes (Giraffa Camelopardalis rothschildi) has a new member: Aurele, 58kg and first calf of 6-year-old mum Pauline, is doing well. This is the twenty-fifth giraffe birth at La Palmyre Zoo.
A hundred years ago, there were over 100,000 cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) across Africa (except for the Congo Basin) and Asia, from the Arabian Peninsula to eastern India. Today, just over 7,000 individuals remain in only 23% of their original range.
This is the cute video of the day! Our Geoffroy’s marmoset (Callithrix geoffroyi) family now has 8 individuals with the recent birth of twins. At 2 months old, they already feed on fruits and vegetables but aren’t fully weaned yet.