Twenty-five years ago, on 27 June 1991, the greater flamingo enclosure opened at Basel Zoo. At the time, 96 birds moved into the enclosure – the move was planned based on research results gathered over several decades. Since its opening, the number of young birds hatching every year has increased rapidly. This year alone, 25 young have hatched within the group consisting of around 120 adult birds.
At the moment, visitors to the bird house can see hatchlings that have never been seen before and young birds from species that have not bred at Basel Zoo for many years.
In May of this year, three baby bison were born at Basel Zoo. Another is on its way. This represents a great success for Basel Zoo, as it is the highest number of newborn bison they have ever had in a single year.