ZOO Bratislava

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Baby Animals 2017

On February 7 2017, two billy Domestic Goats were born in our Zoo. Mother´s name is Kristína, the young goats´ names are Henry and Jack. Kristína is taking good care of her offspring, nursing them with milk and watching after them. The billies spend most of the days playing in the outdoor enclosure. You can see the goat family in the Farm Yard.
On February 11 2017, two Domestic Goat offspring, male and female, were born in our Zoo. Mother´s name is Rozárka. Female billy was named Ruby and male Bae. This domestic goat is a rewarding breed to keep on farms for kids because they are small in size. They are very agile, enjoying jumping on stumps and rocks. Their hooves are well adapted to it, they do not slip on rocks. Their eye irises are set horizontally, eyes are placed on the side of their heads. It is an adaptation for life as a prey, it helps them to watch their surroundings at all times, because of wide view angle.

On February 14 2017, three Sleder-tailed Meerkats were born in our Zoo.

On February 17 2017, a Buff-cheeked Gibbon was born in our Zoo. It is the fifth offspring of this species born in our Zoo. The sex of the newborn is not yet known. Mother´s name is Bany (born October 21 2006 in Olomouc Zoo), she was transported to Bratislava Zoo in April 2013 from the Spanish Fuengirola Zoo. Father´s name is Oliver (born May 24 2001 in Bratislava Zoo). It is the second offspring for this breeding pair, their first one was born July 30 2014 and lives with its parents and new sibling in the same enclosure.
Bany managed the birth brilliantly and has been caring well for her second baby by cleaning, nursing, and keeping it warm.
On February 26 2017, two more billies of Domestic Goat were born in our Zoo, a male and female. Mother´s name is Amálka. You can see the young goats in the Domestic Goat enclosure.

On March 3 2017, a Llama male was born in our Zoo. Mother's name is Nieves, father´s Bodgyo. The mother is taking good care of her offspring, patiently nursing him when he needs to drink, and guarding him by staying in his close proximity. Only one hour after being born, the young male got up on his legs and began to drink mother´s milk. He will start tasting solid foods (grains, vegetables, hay) in about three months of age but he will mainly still feed on his mother´s milk. Interestingly, Llama mothers do not lick their young after giving birth. This is because foetal membranes rupture by themselves, unlike in other mammal species, therefore mother's help is not needed. In addition to the parents of the offspring, there is another female Alegra in the Llama group.
This kind of llama is  in North America and the UK used for guarding herds of farm animals (sheep, cattle) from predators such as coyotes, wild dogs and foxes. It is usually used one neutered male. Whereas the llama herd animals, male individuals of the guarded bound species, and therefore preserves (if there were more llamas, would bind to each other).

On March 20, male and female Domestic Pygmy Goats were born in our Zoo. Their mother´s name is Fľaša. On March 21, another pair, also male and female, were born, mother´s name is Juniorka. Father of both sets of offspring is Kubo.
On March 28 additional another three Domestic Pygmy Goats.
This African breed is very resistant and easy kept. In the dry conditions of Africa it developed a stomach that can very well digest poor quality grasses. Therefore, it is important that this breed in kept in conditions to which it is adapted in their natural conditions. For some species, less is more - if we want them to enjoy "good" food, we can hurt them because the digestive system is unable to process such foods.

On April 1 and 13, two Ring-tailed Lemur offspring were born in our Zoo. Mother of the first one is Ala, mother of the other young Lemur is Kasijy. The proud father is our male Riško.
Traditionally, Lemur offspring in our Zoo are born roughly at the same time, which is great, especially for the young ones: they have friends to play and explore the enclosure with. That is why in the Lemur enclosure there is always something going on and something to look at :)
Lemur group commands the most experienced female, which in our Zoo is Kasijy, while males are staying on the edge of the group. Accordingly, this way you can recognize our Riško.

On April 1 2017, male Vietnamese Sika Deer fawn was born in our Zoo.

On April 5 2017, male Indian Crested Porcupine offspring was born in our Zoo. A myth says that these animals shoot their quills into the enemy. This is not true: if the Porcupine feels threatened, it moves its body so that the quills rattle against each other which should scare the predator. If the enemy does not retreat, the Porcupine moves its body backwards towards the predator and drives the quills into its body while releasing them from muscle pockets so they will remain stuck in. Quills themselves do not kill the animal, however, there is dirt and bacteria on them to which the predator can succumb.

On April 6 2017, a Wild Boar piglet was born in our Zoo. Wild Boar is the original species of Slovakia which also lives in the forests around Bratislava town. If you do not want to meet Wild Boars in the woods personally, you just need to let them know about yourself. It is not in the interest of any wildlife animal to meet a human. Only if we are very quiet and come too close to them, they feel they have no room to escape and therefore feel threatened. In this situation, they can become dangerous by attacking its enemy.

On April 13, Ring-tailed Lemur offspring was born in our Zoo. Mother of the offspring is Kasijy. The proud father is our male Riško.
Traditionally, Lemur offspring in our Zoo are born roughly at the same time, which is great, especially for the young ones: they have friends to play and explore the enclosure with. That is why in the Lemur enclosure there is always something going on and something to look at :)
Lemur group commands the most experienced female, which in our Zoo is Kasijy, while males are staying on the edge of the group. Accordingly, this way you can recognize our Riško.

On April 28, another six Sleder-tailed Meerkats offspring were born. The Meerkat group is a large family consisting of a parent couple and their relatives, as well as the couple´s offspring. The family keeps together - older siblings help with raising and caring for younger siblings. Young Meerkats learn from the older ones by observing how to hunt, how to respond to a warning signal, or where to hide in case of danger – they learn how to survive.

On May 18, another male Llama was born, his name is Tom. He is mostly brown, just like his father Bodyo. His mother´s name is Alegra.


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