Sofia Zoo To Get Penguins, Kangaroos

Society » ENVIRONMENT | October 13, 2014, Monday // 13:33| Views: | Comments: 3
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: Sofia Zoo To Get Penguins, Kangaroos Humboldt Penguin. Photo:

The Sofia Zoo has arranged to get new animals, among which will be Humboldt Penguins and kangaroos, said the recently appointed director of the zoo Manol Neikov, quoted by the Standart daily.

The new additions were negotiated during the annual conference of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).

“We will get two or three couples of Humboldt Penguins, but first we need to build special habitats for them,” Neikov said. “There will be pools, rocks and small dwellings. We are expecting specialist help from EAZA in order to ensure proper housing for the penguins.”

Meanwhile, the cause of death of 10 herbivorous animals in the Sofia zoo this summer was finally established, reports Standart.

The acute viral infection was established after numerous laboratory tests.

“There was no food poisoning, nor deliberate poisoning, it was all caused by an acute viral infection,” Neikov told the newspaper.

Environment » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: sofia, zoo, animals, penguins, kangaroos, European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA)
Advertisement All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Please, log in to post a comment.
» To the forumComments (3)
Vladimir K. - 13 Oct 2014 // 16:30:33

Hopefully Boyko Borisov gets in, serves well for the monkeys section.

Thunderstorm - 13 Oct 2014 // 15:05:35

Will there be a cage for forum trolls? I already have three candidates, of Eastern origin.

Philippe - 13 Oct 2014 // 14:20:04

Better to put some Bulgarian AKA's in a cage. It would attract many tourists!

Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria