The rediscovery of a species considered extinct has electrified the world of science, especially biologists around the world. Poles and Wrocław played a role in this success. The project is supported by the Wrocław zoo and its head, Radosław Ratajszczak.
When in March this year the black and rufous elephant shrews moved into the Afrykarium, no one expected them to have their first litter so soon. This is a huge success, because it is a little known species, rarely found in zoos. They can be viewed in the Congo Rainforest, between the crocodiles and the manatees.
The zoo must be like the Red Queen - to keep in the same place, it must run - says the president of the Wroclaw zoo, and he consistently implements this idea. Five years have passed since the opening of the Afrykarium. What has changed during this time?