To the Kiev zoo brought four young lions: male and three females.
As today reported the UNIAN in a press - service of the Kiev zoological park, animals brought from the Kaliningrad zoo where they were born on January 21 this year. Raised by maternal milk, young lions weigh 34, 35 and 39 kg (female), a male - 41 kg.
According to zoologists of the Kiev zoo, young lions already felt and even fell in love with taste of meat. Animals in special transport containers delivered by plane to Kiev from Kaliningrad. During flight of animals experts of the Kiev zoo who together with the Russian colleagues before it prepared young lions for flight accompanied. Animals transferred travel normally, but they need some time for adaptation. Therefore while young lions didn't accustom, to visitors them won't show. As soon as experts of a zoo will decide that at animals passed a stress from the flight, the first them will show to representatives of mass media.
Making comments on this event, the director general of the Kiev zoo Svetlana BEREZINA noted: "Transfer to the Kiev zoo of young lions is a sign of recognition of competence of our experts in creation for animal conditions which answer the international standards. I think, in the near future in our zoo there will be some more new inhabitants, and century of the existence the Kiev zoo will note exposition replenishment by types which can be considered as pride of any zoo of Europe".
The agreement between Kiev and Kaliningrad zoos about transfer of young lions was signed still on April 6, but paperwork and training of animals for flight took a lot of time.