Well, the National Wolf Awarenes week 2017 and last warm days of the fall are successfully behind us. This year we've extended our standard exhibits with the wolf mask put on our heads. Some of the visitors were amused with this, the other ones - mostly kids and dogs - were terribly scared.
Total amount of the donations for Hudson Bay wolves in the Olomouc Zoo is 1249 CZK and 2 EUR. Many thanks to all donors on behalf of wolves and Olomouc Zoo.
Overpass Bílinka D8 – view from the peak of Lovoš hill
The foreground of the picture shows the rocky slopes of the basalt peak Lovoš, which hosts rare species of steppe flora. Behind the D8 highway (in the center of the picture) runs in parallel former E55 / 8 international motorway. Upon opening the motorway, all road traffic moved from it to the D8 highway. In the background we can see individual peaks of the Central Bohemian Highlands - Ovčín, Košťál, Oblík, Boreč, Hrádek, Solanská hora.
Our National Shark Awareness Week took place from 3rd to 4th June in the Olomouc ZOO. Tropical Saturday weather has ensured an abundant attendance of visitors. On the contrary, heavy rain on Sunday afternoon swept away visitors and made our exhibits and literature pretty wet. Despite of this, we have collected the highest amount of donations within this event so far - altogether 1110 CZK and 9 Euros. The entire amount, rounded to $60, will be transferred to the accounts of WildAid and Misool Foundation, for supporting the Misool Marine Reserve in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. In this protected area we can find the richest coral reefs in the world, where mantas, whales, sea turtles, sharks and plenty of other marine animals live. Our donation of $60 will be doubled by the WildAid sponsors to $120.