In the Moscow zoo a big change: some residents moved, others just arrived from Africa, and in families with few permanent inhabitants has got a new addition.
Where to find: in new territory where they live all artiodactyls.
In 2009 from the Beijing zoo in a pair of Sichuan takin – mammals that live in mountainous bamboo forests of the Himalayas and Western China. The animals are so rare that listed in the Red book, that is why the appearance of their offspring is always a great event for zoologists. Takin in our capital stuck. In April they had a fifth kid. He lives in the same enclosure with their parents, and while that does not like them. The dark hair of the baby are still not turned into gold, and the furry head barely visible small horns, which will soon become a mighty curved horns. Takin grow quickly, so hurry up to admire the baby.
Guests from Africa
Where to look: the exhibition “Hoofed animals of Africa” in the new territory.
At the end of June in seaseme unusual guests – dikdik, antelopes of the African Savannah. Against the background of their neighbors, giraffes miniature animals with huge, like painted shadows, eyes and thick black lashes look like cartoon characters. Called them digicame reason: sensing danger, animals will immediately hide in the bushes, making a sound similar to “Dik-Dik”. By the way, despite its modest size, the appetite of little ones like this, that elephants never dreamed of. All while you stand at the aviary, looking at the quaint antelopes, they will be no respite is all that grows beneath your feet.
Sloths and company
Where to look: the right wing of the bird House on the old site.
A couple of two-toed sloths, bristly Armadillo and iguana for the summer moved from the enclosure on the pedestrian bridge to the new land. The favorites of the public was transferred to the spacious apartment that opened after renovation this spring. A giant iguana is located on the widest tree in the center, and sloths conspire and hung on the branches on either side of the Royal lizards. Disturbs the imposing company only battleship that the noise is bathed in a special bath of water. Next to the Quartet of live exotic animals – a tiny African chanterelles fence and South American Cacanska Mary. These rodents are very similar to birds, that’s just magnificent ears nature gave them.
African penguins and flamingos
Where to look: the left wing of the bird House on the old site and a large pond.
For the first time in the spring was a new addition to the family the African penguins – have hatched two Chicks. Inexperienced parents as I could trying to nurse both of them, however, the youngest penguin food was always lacking, and had the zoo staff to take the situation into their own hands. Baby for a while “adopted” the watchers, fattened and returned to parents. To see penguins, you will have to hurry. They will be quite large, and then from their adults can not be distinguished.
Who all is ahead, it’s pink and red flamingos. On the Large pond a few birds lay eggs. Hatched Chicks should be before August. So don’t miss out.
Where to look: to the left of the bird House on the old site.
Many of us have encountered white storks in nature, but black – birds are rare, listed in the Red book of Russia and in a familiar environment hiding so that you will not find. A pair of black wing who live at the zoo, haunted for years by the failure: no time they laid eggs, they themselves broke, throwing Chicks due to bad weather, and they died. This year the black storks hatched three Chicks. To save seed, the watchers left to the parents only one, but two grown yourself. Fluffy gray-white Aistenok sitting in the nest with adults. He is not so timid as large birds, and looked closely at visitors.
Matthew and pink pelicans
Where to look: in the pond near the pavilion “Fauna of Indonesia” in the new territory.
To visit these birds worth a look for two reasons. First, white pelicans appeared Chicks. Looking at the kids is all black, now they are big, but still dark brown, as ugly ducklings, because they are easy to calculate in the ranks of the others. However, such pelicanite to be short-lived, closer to the fall will change the color to pink.
Secondly, you should visit the place, if you are not familiar with the curly Pelican Matthew. It responds to people as a cordial host, always happy to talk suits, posing for photographers, loves to play ball. Matthew is so friendly because it was raised by the watchers. This is the first chick, which hatched at the local pelicans. It weighed only 98 grams, it is fattened for four months and accidentally spoiled. Returning to his family, he “built” all adult birds and since then the main pond.