The Nikolaev zoo has to replenish with the second hippopotamus - the three-year-old girl. It is planned that it will make couple to male who lives in a zoo.
But when to Nikolaev will bring a new hippopotamus, it isn't known. Everything rests against money. To deliver an animal from Haifa (Israel) to Ilyichevsk, it is necessary 18 thousand dollars. About it we were reported by the director of a zoo Vladimir Topchy.
According to him, now there are two sponsors who are ready to give part of necessary money. However about which sum there is a speech, the arrangement while isn't present.
The Nikolaev zoo will get an animal free of charge - according to the program of an exchange of animals between zoos.
Male of a hippopotamus who now is in a zoo