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Czech zoo director gave Penza colleagues advice on open enclosure construction

11:09 | 28.02.2015 | Society


Penza, 28 February 2015. PenzaNews. Martin Krug, director of the Hodonin City Zoo in the Czech Republic, visited Penza for a two-day job trip and gave valuable advice on construction and use of open enclosures to his colleagues in the city, who are still getting accustomed to this technology.

This is not the first time the foreign guest visits Penza. In September 2013, he personally presented the zoo with a llama and a zebra – the gifts to the 350th anniversary of the city.

According to Martin Krug, the local zoo has changed in the last 18 months in terms of level of technical equipment and its visitor-adaptive planning.

He especially praised the new enclosure for lions made on par with the European standards, both inside and outside.

The Czech guest also drew attention to the sectioning plan of the zoo: the viewing platform on top of the lion enclosure provides great view on lions, zebras and giraffes, and the African zone will be augmented by various plants.

Mikhail Krug also provided some recommendations on technical aspects that would allow optimizing animal upkeep in their new enclosures.

“The details he had pointed out will allow us to considerably improve ease and accessibility for our staff while improving safety of zookeepers and animals alike,” the Penza zoo administration informed PenzaNews agency.

The visit of the foreign guest was short, but fruitful, its representatives added.

“Martin Krug stated numerous times that the upgraded Penza zoo is on a steady course to the European quality levels and holds a place among the leading Russian zoos,” the zoo administration said.

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