Not only are they precious moments, but births at the Zoo help to protect rare or endangered species.
Come meet our newborns, whether furry, feathered or scaly, and see how some parents keep a close watch over them!
The Exceptional Birth of a little Andean Condor
Our team of specialists created a scientific protocol based on some of the most important American zoological institutions’ accumulated experiences in order to protect the baby from different attacks by the breeding male. The objective was to have the fledgling be raised by a human, without any imprinting on the chick. The small bird, a female, was hatched last June 21.
In the night of June 14 to June 15 2018, the veterinary team of the Zoo de Granby performed a cesarean section on Megan, the female Amur leopard of the Zoo de Granby. Presenting all the signs of labour, the team helped her give birth to a perfectly healthy, 564-gram male!