Dobrich, Bulgaria: Ruslan Yordanov, the Bulgarian public figure and vlogger, shared a glimpse of his visit to Dobrich Zoo, located in Dobrich, Bulgaria.
He noted that the Dobrich Zoo marks a record number of visitors in 2023. Its official name is the Center for Nature and Animal Protection.
It covers an area of 162 acres, is one of the largest in Bulgaria, and is undoubtedly the greenest, with over 40 types of tree vegetation, buildings, paths and fences made of natural materials.
The zoo currently grows 535 specimens of 82 animal species and has developed a valuable gene bank in its zoo collection of purebred species and breeds.
During the visit, Yordanov emphasizes that two-month-old squirrel Alvin likes to eat carrots; among deer and deer’s favourite foods are apples and grapes. The close encounter with the kangaroos is also interesting, which are 14 in total.
The over-70-year-old hippo turtle also enjoys a lot of interest among visitors; they call her Grandma. It is the largest known turtle of this species in Bulgaria. Her trunk is 31 cm long.
, The zoo is today a favourite place for a walk in Dobrich among locals who like to celebrate birthdays under the thick shade of trees. Tourists from abroad who have stayed at the neighbouring resorts also arrive in groups to see this unique place.
In the zoo, some of the animals walk freely. Among the symbolic animals are Przivalski’s horses. New and exciting baby squirrels were recently put up to entertain the youngest visitors.
The zoo collection includes new and exciting species. Among them are ostriches – emu and nandu, representatives of Australia and South America. They live in mixed exposures with other new species – Patagonian mares as well as alpacas, and the emutes share a fence with a second herd of kangaroos.
African porcupines and Capricorns are new representatives of the continent of Africa. Bear bears Yin and Yang are also from the zoo’s new era. They are already successfully raising their second generation of six young ones.