The İzmir Natural Life Park has announced the arrival of a new baby animal whose species is at risk in its respective natural habitat: A healthy Asian elephant.
Begümcan, a 25-year-old elephant, gave birth to a female calf in the zoo's protected facility and delighted zookeepers, zoo officials told reporters.
No name has been given to the baby elephant yet.
A chimpanzee named "Can," born in Gaziantep Zoo and later refused by his mother, has been receiving "special family therapy."
Various measures are being taken to prevent animals from being affected by the extreme heat in the southern province of Antalya. The residents of the Antalya Municipality Zoo cool off with iced meat and fruit offered by their caretakers. This photo shows the zoo's monkeys eating iced fruits in their enclosure.
BBC - Two lions, two tigers and a jaguar have escaped from a zoo in Lünebach in western Germany, police have said.
Local authorities advised residents to stay inside their homes and call police if they see anything. A massive hunt is under way for the five big cats.
A bear had also escaped from the privately owned Eifel zoo, but was shot dead, a local official told AFP.
A new educational tour starts at the Metropolitan Zoo - now you can participate in feeding of some of the most attractive and most visited animals, BGNES reports.
Every Saturday and Sunday, zoo visitors can get involved in feeding monkeys, predatory cats, otters and hippopotamuses while learning interesting facts about their habits, the zoo said.