For the first time ever, researchers successfully put a fish species on contraception. Dutch biologist Max Janse and vet Henk Luten of Burgers' Zoo implanted a straw full of hormones into an extremely fertile eagle ray, after which she stopped producing offspring. Two years later the researchers published their results this week, NOS reports.
A baby white rhinoceros was born at Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem on Thursday night. Thousands of people watched the birth, which happened at 10:30 p.m., live via webcam, according to the zoo.
This is the second time mother Izala gives birth at the zoo. Her first baby was stillborn in January 2016. According to the zoo, it is common for white rhinos to struggle with the first birth. This second birth went very well.
The new baby rhino is a girl and was named Wiesje, according to Omroep Gelderland.
Izala came to the Arnhem zoo from a zoo in Kolmarden, Sweden in 2013.
A rhino that was killed in a zoo some 50 kilometers outside Paris for its horn on Monday night, was born at the Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, the zoo confirmed on Twitter.
Rhino Vince was born in Arnhem in 2012 and was moved to France in 2015 as part of a breeding program.
Somewhere during Monday night and Tuesday morning, poachers broke into the French zoo, shot the rhino and sawed off his horn. Rhino horn is worth a lot of money and for that reason rhinos across the world are in danger of poaching.
Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem mourns the loss of its oldest chimpanzee, Mama, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 59 years. According to the zoo, Mama was not only the oldest chimp in the zoo, but also in the Netherlands and Europe.
Last night a second Sumatran tiger cub was born in Burger's Zoo in Arnhem. The first cub was born early yesterday morning.
In the Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, a Sumatran tiger cub was born last night. The birth was live streamed via a video camera inside the birthing area.
Gorilla twins N'Kato and N'Hasa, born a year ago in Burgers Zoo will be celebrating their first birthday tomorrow.
The zookeepers of Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem are very happy with the birth of a western lowland gorilla. The baby gorilla who was born on Thursday is the first baby of the nine year old mother Makoua, who has been a problem child.
The mother of the newly born, Makoua, was born in the zoo of Berlin and brought up by zookeepers with milk bottles. The European coordinator for the breeding program for gorillas, decided it was better to move Makoua to Stuttgart. Unfortunately this was no success and the young gorilla couldn’t get used to the other gorillas there.