Spring is moving in quickly at the Wilhelma: The nice weather has caused the blossoms of the Azalea to literally explode inside the historic green house and in the Moorish Garden the first blossoms of the Magnolia trees have started to open.
Feisty or quiet: the newly arrived offspring at the exhibition farm of the Wilhelm is fit as a fiddle. In the last ten days lambs and kids were born on an almost daily basis.
That makes the eight five-week old piglets, of the Schwaebisch-Haellisch pigs, almost preteens within all the newborn animals. They are loudly keeping their mom Arielle busy and Daddy Porsche, who was previously irritated by all the fuss off the little ones, grew into a chill father. He is enduring the frisky little ones climbing all over him and doesn’t budge when they playfully nibble on his large flappy ears. Visitors can enjoy an entertaining spectacle watching this special breed of hogs, that is easily distinguished by their black torso and the pink head and backside.
The Snow Leopards at the Wilhelma have something great to look forward to: the zoologic-botanical garden in Stuttgart built a beautiful large outdoor areal on a steep slope, exclusively for the climbing enthusiastic cats. Edith Sitzmann, the finance minister of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, formally opened the new enclosure in the Wilhelma in Stuttgart on Monday March 26th, 2018.
After the freezing temperatures, mild weather is finally on the radar and with that comes not only the bloom of the snowdrops. We finally get to see the 3 new additions of the meerkats; peeking out of their holes at the Wilhelma. The triplets were born January 27th.
The Stuttgart zoo is one of the largest and well-known zoos within Germany, it draws in over 2.1 million visitors every year. The park covers an area of almost 70 acres, about the size of 40 football fields and is bordered by the Neckar river and the suburb of Bad Cannstatt.
Founded in the 19th century by King Wilhelm the first, the kings vision was truly one of a kind. A private botanical garden, all with a stunning oriental flair, that was in style at the time. And an orange garden; that was a must have for every fashionable ruler back then. The architect tasked with the job, Karl Ludwig Zanth, oriented himself on the Moorish architecture in Spain. Since Alhambra in Grenada Spain had spectacular buildings, the architect decided to copy those and designed a stunning recreation of Alhambra, at the Neckar river. The park next to the castle, with its mineral rich springs, was turning more and more into a vision of Arabian nights, and was named after its creator, Wilhelm.