Animals in Sofia Zoo Severely Affected by Russian Gas Cut

Society | January 9, 2009, Friday // 00:00| Views: 6592 | Comments: 1
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Animals in Sofia Zoo Severely Affected by Russian Gas Cut: Animals in Sofia Zoo Severely Affected by Russian Gas Cut About 1,300 animals in the zoo in Sofia were left without heating, becoming victims of the Russian gas cut. Photo by Kameliya Atanasova (Sofia Photo Agency)

About 1,300 animals in the zoo in Sofia were left without heating, becoming victims of the Russian gas cut.

As the central heating was stopped, zoo workers rushed for electric heaters and oil burners to keep elephants, hippos and rhinoceros warm. The Siberian tigers were some of the few enjoying the cold conditions.

"About a third of the animals are vulnerable to cold," said the zoo's director Ivan Ivanov.

Bulgaria, the poorest state in the EU, is suffering hardest from the termination of Russian gas supplies over the ongoing Russia-Ukraine price dispute, as the country relies almost entirely on Russian gas supply.
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Buddy - 10 Jan 2009 // 05:54:44

First the people of Bulgaria are the victims of that crisis created by those who govern Bulgaria. And for everything are the russians responsible... even for the for the heating problems of the Zoo.....
If you mean Bulgaria has become a Zoo, I must tell you gals and guys of the directorate, for the first time you are right.