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Baby boom at Amnéville Zoo
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Baby boom at Amnéville Zoo

29.06.2015 From our online archive
The zoo in Amnéville, around 45 minutes from Luxembourg City in France, has welcomed more than 60 new arrivals in May and June, with a number of the births part of international conservation programmes for endangered species.

(CS) The zoo in Amnéville, around 45 minutes from Luxembourg City in France, has welcomed more than 60 new arrivals in May and June, with a number of the births part of international conservation programmes for endangered species.

The Amnéville Zoo in a statement published Monday said that the baby boom at the zoo was a record for the popular regional attraction. 

Among the animal babies born are a squirrel monkey, four bush pigs, one dik-dik dwarf antilope, four Humboldt penguins, a Dalmatian pelican, three bald ibis birds, two bald eagles, a Rüppell's vulture, two snowy owls and two Ural owls. The births of these animals are extremely rare, according to the zoo. 

Also among the mix of baby animals are a llama, a lemming, an otter, two marmosets, a Ouessant sheep and a number of bird chicks.

Earlier this year, Amnéville Zoo had welcomed five white lion cubs, while last October it announced the birth of 30 animal babies.