After 30 years, crested partridges can once again be seen at Basel Zoo. The male and two females are roaming free about the aviary hall. They are very trusting, but like to move in the protective shadow of the leaves, where they are well camouflaged. When they aren’t preening or scratching at the ground, the trio love to squat together. Crested partridges have now become rare in the wild in large sections of their native areas.