Sad news from the Cologne Zoo: From now on there will be one less animal species for visitors to marvel at. But after a goodbye comes something new.
Visitors to the Cologne Zoo must now be very strong: the last bison has left the zoo! The zoo announced this in a Facebook post. At the same time, animal lovers can look forward to a new animal species.
Cologne Zoo says goodbye to the last bison
“Change in our animal population: The last bison left our facility today. The last remaining musk ox follows on Monday with ‘Odin’. We have given the animals to good other husbandry where they can live in a manner appropriate to their behavior. Mach et juut!” announces the Cologne Zoo on social media.
Three interesting facts about bison:
- Bison have a life expectancy of 25 years
- The home of the bison extends from Canada to Mexico
- Bison live in groups of up to 30 animals
“The farewell is now followed by something new: Our new large rhino facility is being built on the sites with a lot of additional space for black rhino man ‘Taco’. Construction work will start in November. The new area is being created in accordance with the zoo’s geographic structure by continent. The renovation work includes, among other things, new routes that give you exciting views of the rhino enclosure,” the Facebook post continues.
Something new is coming up at the Cologne Zoo
In addition, there would be additional separation and employment opportunities for an “even more behavior-friendly” management of the large African animals, the redesign of the outdoor area and the renovation of the historic Swiss log houses, which serve as indoor storage. The new rhino facility is scheduled to open in mid-2023. The total construction costs are estimated to be around 2 million euros.