In the Kaliningrad zoo for the first time born baby Patagonian Mara

© Photo : Kaliningrad zoopharmacognosy Mara with the cubs in the Kaliningrad zooIn the Kaliningrad zoo for the first time born baby Patagonian Mara© Photo : Kaliningrad zoo

The cub appeared first on light from a pair of Patagonian Mar Coward and Clouds in the Kaliningrad zoo, told the press Secretary of the zoo Ekaterina Mikhailova.

«In Kaliningrad zoo appeared first offspring from a pair of Patagonian Mar. The parents of the little females became a Coward and Cloud (aka Bunny). Both animals were born in 2015. This is their first litter. Now the baby is eating mostly breast milk, but with pleasure and attached to adult food,» — said Mikhailov.

She added that the IDA zoo rich diet. Every day animals get grain mix, sunflower seeds, bananas, apples, boiled and raw potatoes, salad. A special passion of Mary have for watermelons, which with the onset of autumn regularly present in their menu.

The Mara is a large rodent, a distant relative of Guinea pigs, which can weigh up to 18 pounds and reach a length of 75 centimeters. Mara, also called Patagonian hare, because its hind legs shorter than the front, it moves in leaps and bounds. Patagonian Mara first appeared in the collection of the Kaliningrad zoo in 2015, they are brought from the Leningrad zoo. South American rodents were put in the same enclosure with the turkeys and guanacos, also lives in South America.

«The joint maintenance of species in nature in the same geographic area, often found in zoos around the world. Visitors, viewing such exposure, gain insight into the interaction of different species, the diversity of fauna of a particular region. For animals such door serves as a welcome enrichment of the environment, allowing them to exhibit their natural behavior,» — said Mikhailov.

Kaliningrad zoo is located on the territory of the former Koenigsberg zoo (pre-war name of Kaliningrad), founded by German entrepreneur Herman Claesson. In the collection of nearly 2 thousand individuals and 300 species of animals, half of which are listed in the international Red book.