This Saturday we’re holding our 7th annual Pumpkin Party! With the help of DPD delivery service, we’ve received close to 19 tons of pumpkins, which is 7 tons more than last year. We’ve also received apples, eggplants, gourds, squashes, beets and cucumbers. We thank all who contributed to the dietary enrichment of our animals and invite you to join us at the Pumpkin Party this Saturday! Here you can see the animals inspecting and manipulating the pumpkins.
As we’re holding our Pumpkin Party, the Ice Age Centre in Äksi village is holding a fundraising event for our Tiger Valley. In collaboration with The Ice Age Centre, Tallinn Zoo and Friends of Tallinn Zoo have organized a fun Family Day that brings our tiger’s new home “Tiger Valley” a step closer to reality once again. More information at FTZ homepage (www.tlss.ee)
The Great white pelicans also known as the rosy pelicans are becoming more active and turning pinker as the mating season approaches. Our female pelican Lala has already chosen a suitable male and is making her delicate approach.
Around midday on Thursday, a baby Central Asian tortoise hatched – something that hasn’t happened for some time. The endangered golfodulcean poison frogs native to Central America continue their spawning. All three of our Asian lions were given vaccine shots.
Those who visited us this Thursday may have encountered a peculiar sight – a procession of zookeepers walking in a row, each of them holding a flamingo with one arm and keeping a tight grip on the bird’s beak with the other as all 13 of our greater flamingos were transported to their winter home. The flamingos weren’t the only ones to move for the winter, so did the abyssinian ground hornbills, laughing kookaburras and our ornamental chickens.
Preparations are being made for the nesting needs of our bearded vultures as keepers are washing and drying camel fur to reduce its oiliness and thus make it a more suitable nesting material.
A spotted nutcracker was seen under a hazel tree in the backyard of the Pachyderm house.
Starting this Sunday, our Children’s Zoo will close at 17:00. From November 1st, ticket offices will be open from 9:00 to 15:00.