Only a few bird species build nests as perfect as those built by the weaver family. Now Basel Zoo has welcomed two species of these nest architects: A group of village weavers now lives in the Bird House and in the Gamgoas House, yellow-crowned bishops are living in the Nile crocodile enclosure. While the village weaver males primarily attract mates with their artistic ball-shaped nests, yellow-crowned bishops try to attract a mate with spectacular display flights.
On the afternoon of Tuesday 19th May, a gorilla was born at Basel Zoo. Mother Joas (26) and the little one are in good health, although we do not yet know if the baby is a boy or a girl. Father M'Tongé first came to Basel Zoo in the late summer of 2014. This is the first baby gorilla to be born at Basel Zoo in ten years.
On 1 April, a giraffe was born at Basel Zoo. The little one had already been born when the animal keepers began their work early in the morning. Mother Sophie (4) and her son Majengo are doing well - the mother is very calm and the baby is drinking regularly.