Zoo news

Geoffroy’s marmoset twins

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.

Birth of a rare blue-eyed lemur

On April 9 our female blue-eyed lemur (Eulemur flavifrons) gave birth to a young which was transferred to the zoo nursery because of its low weight. Since there are only about thirty individuals in the blue-eyed lemur EEP, each birth is of crucial importance. Thus everything is done to ensure a successful rearing of the young if there is any doubt as to his health or the rearing capacities of its mother.

Birth of red-ruffed lemur triplets!

There have been a whole host of lemur births at the zoo! We’re in the heart of the birthing season for the species whose females give birth in autumn in Madagascar. Since the seasons are being reversed in the northern hemisphere, these births occur in spring in European zoos.
 
After the 4 ring-tailed lemurs born in early March, we recorded the birth of red-ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra) triplets three weeks ago.

Birth of 4 ring-tailed lemurs!

We recorded the birth of 4 ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) in our breeding group!
Three of our five females gave birth to 4 youngsters (including twins) within days between March 3 and March 12. The sex of the babies hasn’t yet been identified by the keepers but all the youngsters are doing fine.

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