Baringo the ostrich unexpectedly became the adoptive father of five young ostrich chicks. He now treats the herd of chicks as if they were his own.
On Saturday 15 October 2016, Basel Zoo held the third edition of its ”Zolli Bâle” fundraising dinner. The fundraising dinner, themed around marine environment protection, was attended by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. His eponymous foundation is dedicated to the protection of the environment, and safeguarding the marine environment in particular. HSH Prince Albert welcomed the creation of the future Ozeanium aquarium in Basel’s “Heuwaage” district.
Early in the morning on 1 October, an okapi was born at Basel Zoo for the first time in eleven years. Baby bull Nuru is the son of Mchawi (5). He is a strong little fellow and is already exploring the indoor stalls with great curiosity. Nuru is Mchawi’s first child and she is giving him exemplary care. Nuru can retreat if he needs some peace and quiet, so visitors need a little luck and patience.