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.
In the year 2014 after a hundred years of absence wolves came back to Bohemia (Bohemia is a large western part of the Czech Republic). Wolves coming from the border region of Poland and Germany settled in a wonderful landscape of the Macha County in the Central Bohemia. The territory of our wolves consits of large forests and deep marshlands with magnificent rounded hills and sharp rocky peaks rising over the landscape. Here our first wolf pack annually raises their pups.
Since the return of wolves we call this part of our country the Wolf Mountains.