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Ring-tailed lemur in the indoor enclosure.

Moving into winter quarters

Animal news | 5 October 2021

Zwei Riesenschildkröten auf der Wiese

Now that the warm days of summer are over and autumn is beginning to take hold, it’s time for our three Aldabra giant tortoises to retreat back into their winter residence. On Monday, then, Hugo II, Hugo III and Hugo IV will be moved from their summer lodgings to the pleasant temperatures of their winter quarters, behind the scenes at the zoo. Unfortunately this means that our tortoises will not be on display for the next few months. However, all this is set to change once the orang-utan house is completed: the three Hugos will be given an enclosure in the new building, where visitors will be able to see them throughout the summer and winter. If you would like to support this big project, please click here to find out all about the new orang-utan house.

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