Baby pangolin born at Prague Zoo

Prague Zoo has announced the birth of a rare baby pangolin. According to the zoo’s director Miroslav Bobek it is the first pangolin to be born in Europe. The new-born weighs 135 grams and appears to be healthy, but the few days will be critical, Mr. Bobek has said.

Prague Zoo received a pair of critically-endangered pangolins from Taipei Zoo last April as part of an animal exchange memorandum between the two cities.

The zoo is one of a few in the world and only the second in Europe to exhibit pangolins, which are believed to be the most trafficked mammal in the world.

Author: Ruth Fraňková