The Bongos in the Wilhelma seem to be enjoying their enclosure, that was renovated in 2016, very much. Those extremely rare forest antelopes, here in the Stuttgart zoologic-botanic garden, had a baby again this year…just like 2017. Mother Asante gave birth to a calf on March 16th. Daughter Amarie carefully set her hoofs on the outdoor enclosure for the very first time this week. There are only about 100 east African Bongos left in the wild, they exclusively exist in Kenia.
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.
A couple weeks before Easter you may start noticing that German bakeries offer little lambs, made from biscuit, a cake very similar to the American pound cake. They are sold glazed or just dusted with confectioner’s sugar and often carry or wear a little flag.
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.