World Water and Forest Daysolha.dovhopola
On March 21 and 22, we celebrate World Water and Forest Days to commemorate their value and the need to preserve them.
It is impossible to imagine wildlife without water and forests, because forests are the lungs of our planet, and water is the basis of life.
Forests are a terrestrial ecosystem where plants, animals, soils and microorganisms are closely linked. Forests cover about 30% of the Earth’s landmass, and in our country – about 16% of the territory. They impress with their diversity: from tropical rainforests near the equator to taiga forests around the poles, from coniferous forests in Polissya and in the highlands of the Carpathians, to mixed and deciduous forests of central Ukraine.
Wild boars, deer, bears, bison, and forest cats live in Ukrainian forests. Rivers and lakes are home to geese, ducks, swans, geese, a variety of fish and turtles. You can now see all these animals in the Kiev Zoo.
In addition, our zoo collection features forest and aquatic inhabitants from around the globe. The Amur tiger from the taiga, the raccoon from the North American forests, the brown bear from the mountain forests of Kyrgyzstan and hundreds of other four-legged, feathered and scaly creatures. In addition to the animals of the zoo collection, the territory of the Zoo is constantly inhabited by wild animals – squirrels, tits, jays, thrushes, jackdaws, crows, wasps.
In our open-air cages the conditions close to natural are created – with soil, trees, reservoirs, stumps and heaps of bushes. Therefore, animals behave naturally, and you may need time to see them among the bushes. The real experts in camouflage are our European features, because the special color of the fur makes them invisible against the background of leaves and trees.
Visit the Zoo to get acquainted with forest and aquatic animals!