Today to the Nikolaev zoo there have to arrive two females of a hippopotamus. As already reported "The Nikolaev messages", one of "girls" becomes "bride" of a widowed hippopotamus of Kazimir.
Now бегемотихи are in the Odessa port. When unloading animals arose "which - what problems with documents". Yury Evgenyevich Kirichenko, the deputy director of the Nikolaev zoo, assured that anything serious didn't occur, everything is already settled and hippopotamuses will go to Nikolaev soon.
According to Yury Evgenyevich, animals still are by the ship. They feel well, them, probably, only long "sea walk" tired a little and rocked to sleep on the way.
As the correspondent of the UNIAN reports, animal representatives of the State Committee of veterinary medicine didn't pass.
According to representatives of port and the ship, there were "any problems with documents because hippopotamuses are healthy".
At the same time, representatives of the Nikolaev zoo which has paid for transportation of animal 280 thousand UAH, already are going to show to "boy" of both "girls" that he chose to itself(himself) one. After that the second will go to the Kharkov zoo.
As reported the UNIAN, hippopotamuses from the Israeli zoological park "Ramat Gunn" located in Tel - Aviva, the Nikolaev menagerie received free of charge, having paid only delivery of hippopotamuses. Earlier, in November, 2008 in a zoo I died the begemotikh Stel. Right after death of a female of a hippopotamus employees of the Nikolaev zoo began to look for on the world a female for widowed Kazimir and agreed with a zoo Tel - Aviva.
When documents were almost processed, about sending "bride" learned in the Kharkov zoo and asked for itself one more female of a hippopotamus. As a result to Ukraine from Israel sent two young females at the age of 2-3 years.
In total in Ukraine together with widowed Nikolaev Kazimir there were 4 hippopotamuses - 1 female of old age (50 years) in the Kiev zoo and 2 males - in Kharkov.