Yordanka Fandakova, mayor of Sofia, informed that for the first time in its history, the Sofia Zoo breeds two black jaguars. Both animals are male half-brothers named Jean and Jacques.
They are one year and six months old and came to Bulgaria’s capital from Parc des Felins in Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux, France, where they lived with their parents.
Mayor Fandakova noted that Jean and Jacques both came from France and were received under a special programme by the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA).
She welcomed the Sofians to Sofia Zoo Park to check them out. Black jaguars are the rarest variety of the Jaguar species. About 11% of jaguars are anticipated to have this dark colouring.
Yet, despite having what could appear to be all-black fur, black jaguars have “rosettes,” which are little patches. An individual can observe it with a little more attention.
Fandakova stated that they are in the period of adaptation and are only in the inner cells. She further claims that the Sofia zoo will also receive two elephants by the summer. They are anticipated to arrive in June.
Through her social media account, the Mayor appreciated the entire zoo team, director Mr Borislavov and animal caretakers who care for animals devotedly and professionally.
Mayor Yordanka Fandakova mentions that the jaguars are a significant portion of the special program of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums. She also visited Sofia Zoo Park to take a glimpse of these rare creatures.
Also, Mayor Fandakova posted pictures of her trip to the Sofia Zoo park. These images demonstrate that in addition to black jaguars, the zoo also houses other cats from the cat family, such as tigers and white tigers. They can be seen moving about in their designated areas.
She recommended that Sofians and other Bulgarians living in various states to pay a visit to the Sofia Zoo park to see these rare creatures. It will offer a unique perspective on the creativity of nature.