One-third of employees of the Zoo in Mykolaiv continue taking care of the animals despite the two shells have already hit the territory of the zoo
“60 employees out of 230 are currently taking care of the animals in the zoo located in southern Ukraine city of Mykolaiv, which is among the most heavily bombed cities. Some employees have to spend the night at work because they can’t get home on time. There is no bomb shelter or a basement on the territory of the zoo, so in case of an airstrike, zoo employees can hide only in the ditch which separates elephants and hippos from the visitors.
Indifferent people buy online tickets on the website to support the zoo and save animals from starvation. All collected funds are spent on utilities, medicines, and food.
On the 4th day of the war, the first shell hit the territory of the zoo. The rocket fell near the cages with tigers and polar bears but didn’t explode. It was moved to the museum of the zoo after being identified as safe.
Two cluster bombs and one rocket from Uragan multiple rocket launcher hit the zoo on the night of March 11-12. One of them broke through an aviary with birds and got stuck in the ground. None of the rockets exploded or injured animals or staff but still made people very scared. ”