Smiling Kidogo

Did you know, the average person looks 777.7% more attractive when they smile? Not to mention healthier, wiser, slimmer, richer, and cooler. They do. And smiles „become things“ too :o)!


Behold this day. It is yours to make (Nicholas Black Elk)! Meet Mother Nature’s most curious creatures: An enchanting Red-bellied lemur (Eulemur rubriventer) :o)!

Animal Personality: Cotton-top tamarin Jeronimo

The cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) has been baptised with this name due to its eye-catching crest of long white hairs from its forehead to its nape, which falls over its shoulders. The bottom part of the body is white, while the back and tail are orangey. They occupy the rainforests located at the foot of the Andes in northwest Colombia….

Red-shanked douc Hi Vong

This small, charming fellow Hi Vong (his name stands for the Vietnamese word „hope“) – was born 5 March 2007 in Cologne Zoo. The red-shanked douc got this penetratingly wise stare. I’m convinced they are wise-futuristic-space-aliens – not really; well; maybe ;o)? The doucs consist of three species of the genus Pygathrix. They are Southeast Asian Old World monkeys and…

Little fighter Yenko

Orangutan-Baby Yenko was born in Hannover Zoo, 9 june 2013. His mother Miri died during surgery in april 2014. Toba, an adoption mother was found at Dortmund Zoo. Toba lost her baby in that time, so when Yenko and Toba met at first time, Toba adopted him at that moment. Now they are mother and child :o). Although Toba and…

Animal Personality: Moor Macaque Jaya

The Moor Macaque (Macaca maura) is sometimes called dog-ape because of its dog-like muzzles, although they are no more closely related to apes than any other Old World monkey. The Moor Macaque inhabits only Sulawesi. Currently, the IUCN has categorized Macaca mauras as endangered. The Moor Macaque is endangered mostly due to habitat loss from an expanding human population and…

Animal Personality: Bonobo Clyde

The wonderful bonobos: Sharing 98.5% of the same DNA as humans, it is not surprising that bonobos possess very human-like qualities. They embody a profound intelligence and a deep emotional capacity. In fact, in captivity, bonobos have picked up on many facets of human culture, sometimes simply through observation of the researchers around them. They have learned how to communicate…