Twenty third week
Despite the windy weather almost 10 000 visitors enjoyed the Children’s welfare day program at the Zoo. Most of them visited the Children’s Zoo where the pygmy goats were more than happy to eat the granules the visitors bought them but in the end of the day escaped from the feeders.
Summer season allowed the zookeepers to open the pygmy and decorative chicken exhibition. Wonders of animal birth can be seen at the alpinarium, where the mountain goats and sheep are reproducing well.
These pictures are of a rare, most likely to be an ancestor for modern sheep, the Armenian muflon. Tallinn Zoo is one of the few places in the world where this species is in exposition. It is endangered because of human activity and poaching.
A young Japanese macaque lost the baby born on Thursday, but the one born on Sunday is living well with its more experienced mother.
Our snow leopard mother Deli turned 3-years-old last Thursday and is taking good care of its offspring.
Volunteers and friends of the Zoo finished their weeks long project of the African themed seat located in front of the Elephant house. Same theme will be used when renovating the exposition walls for mongoose and armadillos.
Last Thursday of May was spent with the Zoo hobby class children and their parents. Through nature and sport themed quiz two winners were announced and they got to choose the new names for two pelicans hatched in March: female was named Mummu and male Ott.