World Crane Day

The first month of autumn is rich in ecological holidays. So, on the second Sunday of September, our planet celebrates World Crane Day. This year, this holiday falls on September 10. Crane Day began to be celebrated in 2002 in the USA.

The purpose of Crane Day is to draw the attention of the international community to the problem of conservation of these birds.

Mykolaiv Zoo keeps these graceful birds in its collection in the amount of 3 species:

We have two pairs of white-naped cranes (Grus vipio). The older pair is the female Olvia, born in 1996, who arrived from Holland in 1997, and the male Borysfen, born in 1998, who came from Moscow Zoo in 1998. In 2002, they had their first offspring. They live in a spacious enclosure, to the left of the main square of the zoo. The younger pair of white-naped cranes – male Breez and female Volna – were born in Mykolaiv Zoo in 2002. This couple has never produced offspring.

Also, while walking through the ornithology department, you can see a female common crane (Grus grus), which arrived at the zoo from Vinnytsia in 2009.

And in the zoo collection there are two male grey crowned cranes (Balearica regulorum), their regal appearance will not leave indifferent either adults or children. You can see them next to the zebra enclosure.

Providing good housing conditions, conducting educational work, and, most importantly, breeding some species of cranes, Mykolaiv Zoo makes a significant contribution to the preservation of these majestic birds. And everyone who is not yet familiar with the collection of cranes in our zoo or just wants to admire the graceful birds and learn a lot of interesting things about them, we invite you to join us for a tour.