Discover the births of the Zoo of Les Sables d’Olonne


TIKUNA, a lowland tapir


The zoo des Sables d'Olonne greets the birth of Tikuna, small female lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris). Tikuna is the first young of Nazca, our female and Quito, our male, 5 and 14-year-old respectively. After a long gestation of 13 months, [...]

A greater rhea


A greater rhea is born on August 22th 2017. Its parents having abandoned their nest, from its birth, the keepers of the zoo have taken care of it.  

A Buffon’s macaw


On July 16th, 2017, a young Buffon's macaw was born. This species, one of the biggest parrots of the world, is extremely threatened and is classified "endangered" by the the International Union for Conservation of Nature. This hatching is very [...]

A southern ground hornbill


A southern ground hornbill hatched on 12th July 2017. To increase its chances of survival, it is artificially brought up by its keeper, Régine. This one applies a particular rearing method, without impregnation to the man, in order to not alter [...]