Moscow zoo told about the menu elephant day to protect these animals

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in fotobanka in the Moscow zoo. Archival photoMoscow zoo told about the menu elephant day to protect these animals© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

Elephants who live in the Moscow zoo, plan to organize a special festive menu in Day of protection of elephants, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the institution.

The world day of protection of elephants in zoos is celebrated annually on June 20. On this day, animal advocates are organizing many educational events, telling people about elephants and their way of life.

As told in the press service of the Moscow zoo Asian elephants provides quite a long time, the first representative appeared in 1898. Living in the zoo, the elephants got there in 1985. Now live in the zoo of Pamir male, female Pipit and seven-year Kaprida. Kaprida — second elephant Piety. The first (Elbrus) was born in 1995, moved to the zoo in Yerevan. In 2014, left it in Tbilisi. On Monday it became known that the family of elephants in the zoo had increased with the birth of another baby elephant.

«Elephants every day you get a lot of delicious food. Therefore, something special (in honor of the holiday — ed.) we are hardly going to give them. An adult elephant daily eats about 150 pounds of food. They eat grass or hay, potatoes, carrots, beets, bread, seasonal fruit, be sure to get willow twigs. Like bananas and apples. Them they get, including for his work on trainings» — said in a zoo.

Elephants live in the winter in a warm pavilion, which was built in 2009. For them, there are three separate rooms, where they can be transferred to the cleaning, or divide. With elephants every day trainings in which they learn easily and with no stress to undergo veterinary inspection and other necessary procedures. In winter, the elephants are happy to stand under the shower, which arranged for them in the elephant house, and in summer, when established warm weather, they walk in the street and swim in the pool.