Summer Baby Boom in Mykolaiv Zoo!
All kids always evoke only the most positive emotions, and if it is a small fluffy miracle, then neither a child nor an adult will resist it. In the summer, several departments of our zoo can boast of a new replenishment.
The primates department was replenished with two species at once: the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) and the Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata). Our family of marmosets consists of 6 individuals: mom, dad and their children. Friendly with each other, communicative. On July 15, two more juveniles appeared in their family. Parents take great care of their offspring. Dad helps raise the infants, wears them on his back and gives the mother to feed milk. And for a pair of Japanese macaques, the situation is somewhat different. In their family father is the head, who is highly respected by all, but he does not take part in the further care of the offspring. On July 9, Mika and Rif became parents, and they had one baby. The mother is quite young, but takes great care of her child. They can be observed in the summer enclosures of the primate department.
The aquaterrarium also has replenishment of the following species of snakes: the beauty rat snake (Orthriophis taeniurus) and the Pueblan milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli). These species of snakes are kept in pairs and give offspring not for the first year.
The carnivores department is not far behind, and several species have also given birth to cubs. In the family of kinkajou (Potos flavus), the couple Ali and Vitalik gave birth to a cub on April 19, which is the sixth in this couple. Servals (Leptailurus serval) named Flora and Negus became the parents of a beautiful spotted kitten on June 20. On July 17, the sex of the baby was determined, and the small predator turned out to be a male. For all time of maintenance of this species in Mykolaiv Zoo it is the 58th cub. Also in the lynx family (Lynx) on July 5, a triplets were born, parents Lupin and Zabava.
The ungulates department also received replenishment from 3 species, namely: markhor (Capra falconeri), Siberian ibex (Capra sibirica) and fallow deer (Dama dama). Two calfs of Siberian ibex were born on July 1 and 6, and a small female fallow deer was born on July 5. All juveniles are kept with their parents in open summer exhibits.
And also on ponds of Mykolaiv Zoo you can see many chicks of waterfowl of different age.
So, we are waiting for you at our zoo. Come and meet our youngsters in person.