Baby hippo makes a splash at French zoo | AFP

France’s Beauval Zoo has fallen in love with its ‘exceptional’ new guest, a newborn baby hippopotamus called Gloria. Gloria is the first baby hippo to have been born at the French zoo.

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Baby chimp born at French zoo | AFP

Beauval Zoo, in France’s Loir-et-Cher region, welcomes a new resident born last week: a baby chimpanzee. A “rather rare event” according to carer Samuel Radelet who says it is the first chimpanzee birth in France “since 2016”.

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French zoo welcomes rare baby giraffe | AFP

France’s Beauval Zoo is celebrating the birth of its first baby giraffe. Named Kimia, she is already 1.60m tall and weighs 56 kg. She becomes the 6th member of a group of reticulated giraffes to which her mother Baya belongs. The species is “critically endangered” according to the IUCN Red List.

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