Ukrzaliznytsia will transfer two bears to the zoo
UZ will transfer two bears which were on the balance sheet of the Zaporizhia Children’s Railway to the Dutch Ouwehand Zoo (Renen, the Netherlands). This was reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to the press service of UZ.
“Two clubfoots, which by some miracle (and this is also the story) ended up on the balance sheet of the Zaporizhia Children’s Railway, we transfer to the Ouwehand Zoo for rehabilitation. It is located in the city of Renen, Netherlands. They are guaranteed comfortable living there, also with a swimming pool and a waterfall. All expenses for transfer and maintenance are borne by the zoo, ”said Ivan Yurik, acting head of the UZ.
The search for a new place for bears continued for several years and was found thanks to the public environmental organization Eco-Halych: Wildlife Rehab. “I knew for sure that in the process of selling non-core assets there would be surprises like bathhouses, stores or cafes, but I definitely didn’t count on bears,” Yurik summed up. In May, UZ determined the list of non-core assets that it plans to put up for sale. We are talking about 182 assets, 11 of which will be sold in the near future. UZ expects to receive UAH 18 million for them.