Tbilisi Zoo

Flooded river brings Tbilisi Zoo a new baby lynx

By | August 18th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi Zoo has a new baby lynx, which was recently discovered in Lagodekhi in eastern Georgia. The animal was discovered by ranger Gogita Khunashvili in Lagodekhi nature preserve in July, after the river Shroma was flooded, carrying […]

Tbilisi Zoo welcomes three lion cubs

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi Zoo, which was devastated by a flood in June 2015, welcomed three new lion cubs on Monday. The zoo’s administration said the lioness Cleopatra had a complicated and protracted delivery, but it ended happily as both the mother and her offspring […]

Tbilisi Zoo receives kangaroos and other new animal species

By | June 1st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi Zoo received 22 new animals on Monday. The animals were a gift from zoos in Germany and Belgium. There are seven South American coatis, two Indian porcupines and ten striped mongoose from Germany, while three blue wildebeest […]

Tbilisi Zoo reopens, three months after devastating flood

By | September 14th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Exactly three months after a devastating flood, Tbilisi Zoo reopened on Sunday with surviving animals on display. The zoo’s management held an opening exhibition with pictures of the animals that either drowned or were killed, and presented […]

Flood-hit Tbilisi Zoo will reopen in September

By | August 18th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi Zoo will reopen in September, after being closed for several months following a flood that partly destroyed it on June 14. It’s a much reduced compound visitors are welcomed back to, with less than half of the animals and […]

Plans for new spacious Tbilisi zoo presented

By | July 11th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Mayor Davit Narmania inspecting the location of the city’s new zoo. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–After being partly destroyed by a flood a month ago, Tbilisi Zoo will move into a new facility to be built on the shores of Tbilisi Reservoir, the largest lake in the capital. Reflecting on the future of the zoo, director Zurab Gurielidze and spokesperson […]

Penguin found alive as Tbilisi Zoo publishes complete list of animals

By | June 23rd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–As a penguin was discovered alive Tuesday, Tbilisi Zoo for the first time published the complete list of animals they had before the flood on the night of June 13-14. The penguin was found by soldiers as they were cleaning the lower section […]

Animal rights activist demand to shut down Tbilisi Zoo

By | June 21st, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A group of animal rights activists demonstrated Sunday outside City Hall in Tbilisi, demanding to shut down the zoo, after a flood killed more than 50 percent of the animals held there, and others escaped. The demonstration was organized by Vegan Georgia […]

Six people injured as most parts of Tbilisi are hit by heavy rain

By | June 14th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Tbilisi zoo was flooded Saturday night. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–At least six people were injured as heavy rain hit the Georgian capital Saturday night at 10pm, Interpressnews reported. The city’s zoo was also hit by flood, and animals have escaped, the news agency reported. The exact extent […]

Zoo worker who lost arm speaks fondly of tigers that attacked her

By | May 30th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

Guliko Chitadze. (Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A woman employee of Tbilisi Zoo who was attacked by a tiger and her cubs has recovered. Doctors earlier considered amputating her legs. Guliko Chitadze, who has worked at the zoo for more than 25 years and raised the three cubs herself, had to amputate […]

Woman mauled by tiger in Tbilisi Zoo

By | May 27th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

The victim is in a serious condition, according to doctors. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Doctors had to amputate one arm on a woman who was attacked by a tiger in Tbilisi Zoo. The victim, Guliko Chitadze, is a 25 year veteran of the zoo. The tiger attacked her on Tuesday at about 5pm. According to the [...]