Blasts, bombs and bullets threaten the animals of Kyiv ZooTuesday 8th March 2022
Blasts, bombs and bullets threaten the animals of Kyiv Zoo
As Russian forces descend upon the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv Zoo remains closed to visitors – but no plans have been made to evacuate its animals. The zoo is home to 4,000 creatures belonging to over 200 species, including elephants, camels and Ukraine’s only gorilla.
But staff at the zoo say the opportunity to evacuate its animals has now well and truly passed.
“It’s almost impossible to evacuate animals, because it’s impossible to provide appropriate veterinary service and transportation,” says Kyrylo Trantin, the zoo’s chief.
“For now, we have food supplies for around ten days.”
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