The free excursions for children from socially underprivileged families at the Zoological Garden in Chisinau will be resumed in September. To schedule appointments, representatives of groups need to contact the administration of the Zoo beforehand. “A group can consist of at most 50-60 persons. We provide guides for the group,” the head of the Zoological Garden’s Scientific-Educational Division Olga Yuzvak told IPN.
The guides tell the children about the world of wild animals. “We tell the children about the animals kept in our Zoo: their story, their name, how they got to the Zoo, what character they have, how they are maintained at the Zoological Garden and in the wild. We try to promote an important message – to preserve nature,” stated Olga Yuzvak.
At the Zoological Garden in Chisinau, there are about 1,100 animals and birds of over 130 species. “We planned to purchase a bear, but cannot do it yet owing to the problems on the border. We now need to think how the animals will hibernate, what house and for who to build. Furthermore, we want to transfer the tigress to another cage as the current cage is too small,” said Ana Shvedchenko, vice director for the zoological-veterinary sector.
The municipal enterprise “Zoological Garden” is the only institution of the kind in the country. It is a real center of studies and research, recreation, training and education.