Jump To Main Content Jump To Main Navigation Jump To Footer
Ring-tailed lemur in the indoor enclosure.

Meerkats welcome two offspring

Animal news | 28 May 2023

Zweifacher Erdmännchen-Nachwuchs

There are two new additions to our meerkat gang. The two little ones were born around four weeks ago, well protected in an underground cave in the outdoor enclosure. For a few days now, the pair of them have been venturing out more and more to explore their surroundings outside the cave. These outings are well supervised by all family members to ensure that nothing happens to the pups: dangers lurk for the little ones, for example from crows.


Zweifacher Erdmännchen-NachwuchsThe pups’ meals with mum Hilde are especially important for good growth. The young animals are still feeding only on their mother’s milk, so they have to take many breaks for a drink.

Female meerkat Hilde is already a very experienced mum ‒ this current litter is her 28th.

Including the two pups, our meerkat mob currently consists of 15 members.



More news

Janali celebrates her 1st birthday.

Janali celebrates her 1st birthday

Animal news | 22 March 2024

Koala joey Janali turns 1 year old today. Since her birth on 22 March 2023, she has grown from a tiny, two-centimetre newborn into an ...

Read more

The gecko is Zoo Animal of the Year 2024

Animal news | 31 January 2024

The 2024 Zoo Animal of the Year – the gecko – was announced today at the Cologne Zoo aquarium. The patron of this year's campaign, President ...

Read more
Koala-Nachwuchs Janali

Baby koala christened Janali

Animal news | 15 December 2023

It’s a girl! The first koala joey to be born at Dresden Zoo and has been named Janali. The name derives from the Aboriginal word meaning ...

Read more