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Elephants Celebrated their Feast and the Bear Got his Name


Last Saturday, 20 June, the Zoo celebrated "Elephant Day". This feast became traditional for the Zoo. This year this event was special because the House of Elephants celebrated its 90 years birthday.

Replenishment of Himalayan Bear Family


It is always a wonderful event when new babies are born. That means that our animals are doing well, while we, Zoo specialists, have managed to create the best husbandry conditions for them. A special joy to us this year is that  two Himalayan bears have been born. As it is normal for bears, they were born in winter.



18 January, in the morning, our keepers heard a quiet thread of sound coming from bears’ lair of Brown Bear female Sonya. As it is habitual to all bears living in temperate climate, our bears had their hibernation period that started from the first frosty days. During sleep pregnant females give birth to their cubs. Usually there is 1 cub or two cubs. Three new-born cubs are quite rare. New-born cubs are about 23 cm long, they weigh about 0,5 kg. That is due to the fact that the female does not eat anything and her body reserves are also used for milk feeding of the young.