Fifty third week
Christmas Eve brought addition to the capra hircus indica family and three days after, three more. Unfortunately their mothers did not take them as their own and the keepers now have their hands full with the kids in the baby room.
Endangered chinchillas originating from Chile gave birth to two young.
Chilly weather makes the storks move inside. The young white stork living with the red-crowned cranes started its independent life and moved away from its adoptive parents.
Warm-blooded even-toed ungulates got a new roof on the building that used to be an army storage unit. Also the gaurs shelter got fixed and the roof on the platform at the Elephant house is now waterproof.
Due to the African swine flu the Zoo cannot accept trees or any other items from forests.
The ending year has been a successful as 385 thousand visitors made a new visitor record for us. We have met our financial goals, the new environmental education center is gathering fame and the lives of zoo animals are getting better and more interesting every day. Friends of the Tallinn Zoo gather new, enthusiastic fans who help us organize various charity and voluntary events. Our visitors have supported international species conservation programs such as the ones working with snow leopards and amur leopards. Thank you!