Posted 29 декабря 2022, 10:53

Published 29 декабря 2022, 10:53

Modified 29 декабря 2022, 11:17

Updated 29 декабря 2022, 11:17

A record number of animals were born in the Moscow Zoo in a year

29 декабря 2022, 10:53
The Moscow Zoo has reported a record birth rate among its inhabitants this year. During the year, more than 1.6 thousand cubs were born in the zoo, including rare species.

In particular, a baby of the rarest giant tenacious–tailed skink was born - a species of lizards that lives on the Solomon Islands and in New Guinea. This reptile is under threat of extinction due to poaching, the press service of the Moscow Zoo reports.

In addition, in mid–July of this year, the most venomous snake in the world laid eggs in the zoo - the mainland Taipan McCoy, whose venom is 180 times stronger than cobra venom. In January of this year, a baby Mexican venomous lizard, the only poisonous lizard, was born.

Traditionally, birds are the leaders in the number of offspring in the zoo. This year, the chicks appeared in pelicans, cormorants, golden eagles, swans, penguins, as well as pink and red flamingos.

Among mammals, the offspring appeared in the capuchin crybaby, lion-tailed macaque, mandrill, cat lemurs, wallaby Bennett and Dagestan tours.

Chicks of polar owls and white-shouldered eagles were born at the Center for the Reproduction of Rare Animal Species at the Moscow Zoo. In addition, offspring appeared in wolverines, vikunias, gazelles, reindeer, Sichuan takins and zebu cows.