Sunday 11th was Father’s Day and there was plenty to see and do at the zoo. We celebrated with a family-friendly event “Owl Day”, introducing the rare winter visitor, the snowy owl. The pair living at the zoo has raised three offspring this year. At Hawks’ Hill, visitors could hear stories, watch animal feeding and take part in a Q&A with our specialists. At midday at the Zoo Environmental Education Centre (Ehitajate tee 150) nature photographer Remo Savisaar discussed his photos and experiences of meeting wild owls.
Each Sunday until the end of the year visitors will have the opportunity to see the feeding of Japanese macaques, meerkats, and the Amur leopard. The exact timetable can be found on our homepage. During every feeding one of our workers will be present to give commentary.
In honour of animal fathers, several pictures with information have been added to enclosures to introduce the splendid fathers who reside within.
On the foggy Wednesday we sedated the elderly female gaur Andrea, whose horns were in dire need of a trim. The procedure was done in cooperation with veterinarians from the Estonian University of Life Sciences and was a success – the giant 20-year old Asian bovine was soon back on her legs.
The educators from our Environmental Education Centre participated at a student convention organised by Pirita Economy School, where they shared information on nature and animal research.
Zookeepers and other employees are diligently attending the internal education courses and are busy preparing training programmes for the animals of their choice.