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Wild eagle-owls repeat breeding success at Burgers' Zoo

Wild eagle-owls repeat breeding success at Burgers' Zoo

Monday, 29 May 2017

A pair of wild Eurasian eagle-owls has hatched two owlets at Burgers’ Zoo for a second time. Early in the morning on Tuesday, 23 May, eagle-owl expert Gejo Wassink weighed and banded the hatchlings, after which they were returned to the nest immediately.

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Adulterous Penguin

Adulterous Penguin

Monday, 02 January 2017

People often think penguins mate for life, just like swans do. But one lady in our colony, known as 161, has a very different opinion! She was hatched in 1988 in Baltimore, and arrived in Arnhem in 1989. She quickly mated with a young penguin male called 162, who also came over from Baltimore. Together with him she laid her first egg (interesting fact: it was the first egg in the new colony!) Unfortunately, the egg was unfertilized, but they did hatch a chick from the next egg. Then tragedy struck: male 162 died at a very young age and 161 was left behind all alone. 

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Male Bats ready for bachelorhood

Male Bats ready for bachelorhood

Friday, 11 November 2016

Indicated by the annual bat census: Following a successful increase in population, fifty male Seba's short-tailed bats will be joining the bachelor colony

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Chatterboxes!

Chatterboxes!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Of course, we are already familiar with the characteristic sound of the piha in the Bush, very impressive and very present. However, there is currently another sound that can clearly be heard in the Bush, the sound of the chaco chachalaca.

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