Erfurt (dpa/th) - The Erfurt Zoo is happy about double offspring. The sable antelope Thabo was born at the end of October and the zebra foal Kibeti followed at the beginning of November, as the Erfurt zoo announced on Wednesday. Both cubs have already passed their first health check. "Both drink well and look fit," reported veterinarian Kay Schwecht.
Most recently, the Erfurt Zoo made headlines because of several deaths. So far this year, five wild animals have died - for partly inexplicable reasons. In addition to two cheetahs, a lioness and a small rhino bull and a rhino cow were lost. The animal rights organization PETA then called for an independent investigation into the lion and cheetah keeping in Erfurt and a possible closure of the zoo.