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Noble slender widow is ready to offer his paw and a half enclosure prospective groom, preferably Amur species. Symbol 2010 - the only one in the Leningrad Zoo tigress Gerd - forced to advertise the desire to marry and find a sponsor


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CherAway C (1424)
Monday January 18, 2010, 4:44 pm


Noble slender widow is ready to offer his paw and a half enclosure prospective groom, preferably Amur species. Symbol 2010 - the only one in the Leningrad Zoo tigress Gerd - forced to advertise the desire to marry and find a sponsor.

In the Leningrad Zoo their "firm year" must meet all the cat - two snow leopard, puma Boniface, two European lynxes Nelly and Arvid, wild cat manul, cat-fishing and, of course, the lion Adam. But the 11-year-old Gerda out of competition.

First, according to zoo staff, it has a high genetic rating. This means that in relationships, discrediting himself (with close relatives), was not observed, and therefore should provide a good offspring. Secondly, her tragic fate worthy of melodrama: her former husband Leon tiger died in his sleep, he was ill with epilepsy. Children do not have time to amass. Since then, Gerd widow, although it is obvious that she had such beauty lying on the road is not. This Gerd - the lady no longer young: she was born May 5, 1998. And given the fact that tigers live 20-25 years, it's obviously time to become a mother. And, thirdly, the girl just objectively good. Medium height, weight - about 150 kg, beautiful colors, lovely eyes, lovely pearly teeth, easy to bite aluminum bowl ...

Given that the world remains no more than 500 Amur tigers, it is clear that the race should be continued. "We are looking to groom Gerda program conservation of Amur tigers, - says Christina Kosorygina. - It is noteworthy that Gerda - peterburzhenka radical, her parents - was born we've got at the zoo tigress Mason and Isadora, jailed by the will. I very much hope that this program will bring us to the groom from Bolsherechenskogo zoo, and they will have a real family. Our zoo will thus contribute to the conservation of Amur tigers. "

By the way, tigers live in the Leningrad Zoo since 1954. First, all striped predators caught in zoos only with the will, now deprived of freedom of wild animals can not, therefore, on each potential mother literally shaking - all the tigers naperechet. Gerd regularly indulge. For example, under the leadership of the Catholic Christmas Zoo hosted a celebratory breakfast to her: the Christmas tree was suspended skinned rabbit. Fortunately, dead. At the appointed hour the house tigress door opened, and one leap frustrated predator prey and slowly went out to lunch.

Incidentally, in the Leningrad zoo tigers eat once a day 6 days a week. 7-Day - discharge, only eggs. As head of the department told carnivore Christina Kosorygina, predators try to give only live food: rabbits, quail, rats, chickens and fish. Beef predators is difficult to digest.

Not refused to Gerda and her other close and distant relatives in the cat's line not only from a happy personal life and delicious food, but also on entertainment. "Our animals are very much needed toys, because a rubber ball of any of our cat in a very real sense, clove, - says head of predators. - They want to play, to communicate.

It is noteworthy that the tigress Gerda - almost the only major predator in the zoo - is still there, not only her husband, but even the sponsor. That is the guardian.

"We sponsor a lion, a leopard is, there is a jaguar, and a symbol of the year - no. This is totally unfair - believe the zoo staff. - It is not even in the nutrition of a particular animal - feed, we feed them. Just on the sponsorship money we can afford it, is not enough budget: make a repair in cells, to buy the same toys, balls ... "

By the way, the trustees of a lion come to him for his birthday and other holidays, give gifts. Visit and other animals. But Gerda alone ... However, Christina insists that she was not boring - the tigers are mostly solitary. But attention, as they say, and the cat pleased.

This guardians have benefits - they can go to the zoo for free, anytime. And the question is quite expensive: the annual sponsorship, for example, the tiger will cost only 200-300 thousand rubles. But what a pleasure and an honor in the Year of the tiger patronage over his living symbol!

Besides visiting the zoo tigress Gerda guests will be able to winter vacation enough to talk to any cat. Dec. 25 started the festival "Striped flight. It is easy to guess, he is fully devoted to felines - from cartoons and interactive games to the visiting room "Cave of the tiger. In addition, during the festival you can communicate with people, professionally engaged in cat.


Barb Knight (1685)
Monday January 18, 2010, 5:29 pm
I hope it works out for Gerda, she's such a beautifil tigress!! She deserves to be a mom...thnx Cher!!

Sherry E (168)
Monday January 18, 2010, 6:29 pm
She is Beautiful! Thank you for posting.

Janine B (95)
Tuesday January 19, 2010, 2:10 am
How romantic, she is beautiful she will find a mate!
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