A relates to the detection of a in the Zoo Hoyerswerda living colony of grey herons. The count revealed that on the six-acre Area, a total of 129 grey Heron-couples life. In Saxony it is the largest colony of the native herons, it said on Friday. For the birds, there is here an ideal habitat: large strong trees for nests, protection from predators by fencing, and short distances to sufficient fishing grounds in the Lusatian lake land.
On Friday, the Association of Zoological gardens (VdZ) had published an Overview of research achievements of its members. Accordingly, they were involved in the period from 2008 to 2018 1058 scientific publications.
"the studies of our zoo animals can succeed in research that would otherwise be impossible," said Julia Kögler, Deputy Executive Director of the Association. These findings could help to plan for protective measures for animal species in captivity and in the Wild, targeted and implemented.dpa Date Of Update: 30 May 2020, 09:26