Ukrainian-Japanese holiday

For the first time in Mykolaiv! International Ukrainian-Japanese ecological holiday "Save the polar bear"!

September 28, 2019 at 12.00 in the central square of Mykolaiv zoo there was an unusual bright educational action which passed under slogans: "Let's stop global warming!", "Let's protect polar bears!"

The international educational action was conducted by Mykolaiv zoo together with the Japanese polystyrene foam association JEPSA and the Ukrainian foam manufacturers association. The event was attended by guests from Japan: Michihiro Takeda – advisor of Japanese polystyrene foam association JEPSA, Tamaki Nishimura – representative of the public relations department, Atsushi Vakui – first secretary of the embassy of Japan in Ukraine, and their Ukrainian counterparts: Zakharenkov Yevgen – deputy president of the Ukrainian foam manufacturers association, Starchenkova Anastasiya – representative of the public relations department.

The main objective of this action is to draw the attention of the public to the problems of global warming, including the problems of preserving an animal that is suffering greatly from global warming – polar bear.

Mykolaiv zoo is the only institution in Ukraine where polar bear is kept, even a whole group – male Nanuk, female Zefirka and young female Smetanka, their daughter, that was born in our zoo. This year, for the first time, JEPSA Association selected Mykolaiv zoo and our group of polar bears for such an action.

During the festive program, our guests from Japan spoke in an interesting way about the problems of global warming and the forms and methods of protection of polar bears. For the main characters of the holiday – Nanuk, Zefirka and Smetanka – a delicious surprise was prepared. At the end of the program, the animals received large fish as a treat. All who wished were present at the demonstration feeding. And little visitors were waiting for interesting souvenirs from JEPSA Association.

To make the holiday not only interesting and useful, but also bright, talented actors and skilled sportsmen helped us: Model theater of song "Inspiration", choreographic collective "Edelweiss", Mykolaiv society of Japanese culture "Tatikadze". Presenters of the holiday – students of Mykolaiv municipal academic college. We thank everyone for organizing the event and look forward to further cooperation!