July 2015

Eight Sweet Little Stinkers

Eight stinker babies were born in Tierpark Berlin on 1. May 2015. The babies crawl around curiously on camera and point their sweet little noses towards us. Not a trace of any stink. Well not yet at least. The eponymous stench only develops as they get older, explains curator Dr. Florian Sicks. The official name is "Skunk" - what a charming name!

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Striped Hipster in Tierpark Berlin

Florian is the youngest zebra in Tierpark Berlin. The young zebra has a cool punk hairstyle and bears hipster striping. We're all thinking that stripes will be back in come Berlin Fashion Week! The cute Chapman's zebra (a subspecies of the plains zebra) was born on 28 June 2015 in Tierpark Berlin. The foal is a true mummy's boy. He hardly leaves his mum Almera's sides. This is totally normal with young zebras. The offspring always spend the first weeks of their lives by their mothers.

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The Deer with the Coolest Hairstyle

Short, hairy legs, large ears, white spots and curious wide eyes. This sweet little animal is hard to resist. We are referring to Samantha, the youngest fawn of the tufted deer at Tierpark Berlin (born on 3.7.2015). Samantha is small enough to fit into two hands. Her mum Eileen is just as much in love with her as we are. She lovingly nudges her offspring in the direction of the watering hole and licks her clean afterwards. After that she frolics around with her playmate Fatima (born on 16.3.2015). Dad Eugenius prefers to watch his happy family from afar. He prefers the easy life away from the commotion. It's certainly true that there is a lot going on in his group. And all this when the tufted deer isn't actually a group animal, preferring to be a loner in the wild.

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