The International Wild Nature Day is a new event that was assigned by the General Assembly of OUN in December of 2013. This date was chosen owing to the other event - the 3rd of March, 1973, when the CITES Cconvention was accepted.
This day is the World Sleep Day. It was first celebrated on the 14th of March, 2008. Since then it has been celebrated each year by the initiative of the International Health Protection Organization.Sleep is an imporyant part of human and animal life.
The 14th of March is celebrated as the International Day of Rivers in dozens countries of the world. The history of this event starts on the 14th of March, 1998. More than 50 protest actions tool place in more than 20 countries of the world. They were united with a motto that people should keep water basins clean and should organize river beds' cleaning.
8-shaped treats were the presents to our females. The four-legged "girls" were greeted on the 8th of March by Kharkov Zoo workers. Tendy and Stepanida (our elephant female and our hippo female) found their vegetable treats quite tasty. Capuchin monkeys enjoyed their favourite fruit and nuts.
The International Polar Bear Day is celebrated yearly on the 27th of February. The main goal of the event is raising awareness of the public about Polar Bear conservation. According to scientists' estimation, there are 20-25 thousands of Polar Bear individuals in the wild. It is interesting to know that Brown Bear used to be Polar Bear's ancestor.
This week was unusual for our animals. Due to global reconstrucion the Zoo is closed but this cannot stand in the way of Maslenitsa celebration. Do not be surprized, some animals can have pancakes included into their diet in reasonable quantities. Monkeys turned out to be great lovers of this treat.