Phoenix Park, Dublin.
A shuttered Dublin Zoo as management launch a major fundraising drive. The Zoo is facing the prospect of permanent closure, as it incurs huge financial losses due to the rona lockdown.
Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Dublin Zoo reopened this morning with an ‘initial trial period ‘of two sessions per day with a maximum 500 persons each.
The cosmic ballet continues.
A baby Gorilla clings to its mother Kafi in the Gorilla Rainforest.
On April 1, after a gestation period of around 8-and-a-half months, Kafi gave birth to the healthy infant weighing approximately 2-2.5kg.
Zoo keepers have been unable to determine the gender of the infant as Kafi has been keeping the baby close to her chest since the birth.
Siobhan Grogan writes:
Dublin Zoo will mark the birth of two red ruffed lemur pups with a very special event on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of July to celebrate.
Proud parents Pierre and Fifi welcomed the brother and sister pups to Dublin Zoo’s lemur family on April 25th. The latest arrivals join the troop of seven red ruffed lemurs already at Dublin Zoo.
The island of Madagascar has only 10% of its natural vegetation remaining, making lemurs the most threatened group of mammals on Earth.
To see Dublin Zoo’s lemur troop and learn more about why it is so important to protect them and their habitat, visit Dublin Zoo this Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 4pm for its Long Live Lemurs weekend.
As part of the event there will be special lemur keeper talks, lemur themed arts and crafts, music and more.
Pics Patrick Bolger
Brian McHale-Boyle writes:
I’m hoping that you might share this short animation, MadagaSCARS, with your wonderful readers with respect to the Long Live Lemurs weekend at Dublin Zoo
MadagaSCARS is a poignant five minute flash animation created by Dublin-based artist Camille Wainer in collaboration with the Lemur Conservation Foundation that captures the urgent environmental and social issues that threaten the future of wildlife and humans on the island of Madagascar.