With the festive season just over, everyone has received gifts and so have we at Falconara Zoo. At the New Year we had the pleasure of receiving little Cometa, a baby Nyala who is being looked after affectionately by her mum Olga and dad Rukano. Cometa is already taking her first steps under the attentive guard of her parents.
Nyalas (Tragelaphus angasii) are an African antelope that are very deft and good at camouflaging themselves thanks to their striped mane. They are very active in the early mornings and at nightfall, but during the day they prefer to stay in the shade. The differences between the females and males of this species is very evident, the males on reaching their sexual maturity have a dark mane and horns that can be as long as 80 cm.