The newest member of our zoo is a calf of the rare Hartmann´s Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae) born on 3rd June, to our zebra Mandara. It is the 15thcalf of this species of zebra born in our zoo and the first one after Lobit that we brought from the Belgian Zoo Planckendaelin 2016.
For the first time in our history, we have a calf of Kirk´s Dikdik (Madoqua kirkii) – one of the smallest antelopes in the world. The female Lira was born on the 1st May and her parents were hiding her from us for a long time. Today, she regularly goes out to the run.
Our experienced couple of Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) has produced two more young animals this year (the ninth and tenth, respectively). We keep this smallest species of demoiselle in our pheasantry exposition volary.
We also have a baby Red-legged Seriema (Cariama cristata) who are related to the demoiselles. These South American birds have lifestyle very similar to birds of prey, feeding on any prey they can hunt, especially various rodents and reptiles.
After two years, we have a young Indian star tortoise (Geochelone elegans) as well. We found two eggs in the exposition terrarium which were placed into an incubator in November. In March, one tortoise was successfully hatched with the length of 3,5 cm and weight of 18 g. The other egg was not fertilised. Today, the small tortoise is almost 4 cm long and weighs 36 g.