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Gabrovo Zoo

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address:
Gabrovo, kv. Petkova niva
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telephone:
0035966808871

Gabrovo Zoo is one of the attractions of the city. It is located in the district Petkova niva, near the National Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium . It was founded in 1973 and is situated on 5.61 acres of which 4.41 are actively used . Currently in the mini zoo has 150 animals and birds from 40 species . Among his most attractive inhabitants are two lions , brown and black bears, African ostriches, tailless cats and rusty catfish Hussar . Among the specimens can be seen and dwarf goats , geese , mallards , iguana , golden pheasant baboon hamadril and others. In 2007 the zoo in Gabrovo got second in state license from the Ministry of Environment and Water , for life to protect wild species outside their natural environment , through the cultivation and breeding under controlled conditions. In October 2009 it was announced a competition to develop a design for the logo of Gabrovo zoo. The competition involved 24 artists from all over Bulgaria with nearly 100 proposals. From all , the logo of the Zoo was chosen project of 31 -year-old architect Anton Kolev from Gabrovo, who seven years living and working in Düsseldorf, Germany. Near the zoo, only 3 km . from the center of Gabrovo, road with picturesque winding reaches Gradishte . Here, in the cool pine forest is a large lawn with swings and picnic spot . Over the meadow on a mountain trail reaches the high rock plateau where there are excavations of the fortress IV - V century , guarding the way through the Shipka Pass. If you choose Gabrovo for your walk or traveling zoo is undoubtedly one of the places where you will enjoy a pleasurable and relax in the beauty of nature and its exotic animal residents.

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