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This blog is about Penzi, a female pygmy hippopotamus, her life at Lisbon Zoo - and about the life of her friends, the other animals, at the Zoo too. More Info

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Penzi and Friends at the Zoo

Penzi and Friends at the Zoo

” Amalia “, the Sea Otter, has died at Lisbon Oceanarium

December 13, 2013 by Lisbon Zoo Team

  “Amalia” , the Sea Otter, one of the most charismatic inhabitants of the Lisbon Oceanarium, died yesterday morning, Thursday, December 12, 2013 . Just as with her male partner, “Eusebio”… Read more…

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The Persian Leopard

August 16, 2013 by Lisbon Zoo Team

  The Persian Leopard is one of five subspecies of Leopards, which stands out from the others because of its size. Its tail, for example, is tail is equivalent to… Read more…

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Another Baby Okapi is born at Lisbon Zoo

August 14, 2013 by Lisbon Zoo Team

The Okapi Zoo family is to be congratulated on the birth of another baby – a young male. The little Okapi, as yet unnamed, was born in May weighing just… Read more…

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Cubs for Persian Leopards from Lisbon Zoo – First in Russia in 50 years

August 13, 2013 by Lisbon Zoo Team

  The cubs were born at a breeding centre in the Caucasus and will be reintroduced to their natural habitat to start a new population of Persian Leopards. The pair… Read more…

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Baby Orangutan is the New Star at Lisbon Zoo

June 24, 2013 by Lisbon Zoo Team

  The Zoo is  not only celebrating 129 years in existence, but also the birth of a baby Sumatran Orangutan, bringing even more joy to its family in the Zoo…. Read more…

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Lisbon Zoo Celebrates the Birth of Two Grizzly Bear Cubs

June 23, 2013 by Lisbon Zoo Team

  The Bear family in the park recently got larger with the birth of two new male cubs. They will be 5 months this month. Their mother is 9 years… Read more…

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The White-throated Toucan

May 17, 2013 by Lisbon Zoo Team

  The White-throated Toucan is the largest representative of the Toucan family measuring up to a length of 61 centimetres! Their plumage is black for the body, abdomen and tail… Read more…

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5 New Cheetah Cubs

March 3, 2013 by Lisbon Zoo Team

Lisbon Zoo is spotted more and more!   The Cheetah (Acinonix jubatus) emerged 4 million years ago, before all the other big cat species. The Cheetah is the worlds’ fastest… Read more…

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Lisbon Zoo Launches a Special Seniors Programme

February 12, 2013 by Lisbon Zoo Team

  The Lisbon Zoo is calling on our older generation to have fun exploring the mysteries of the animal kingdom. “The Zoo …Another Perspective” is a programme especially designed for… Read more…

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Kiwa the Koala Emigrates to France

January 29, 2013 by Lisbon Zoo Team

Lisbon Zoo has just exchanged a male Koala with another from the Zooparc de Beauval in France. The objective of this exchange, under the framework of a conservation plan, is… Read more…

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