On November 21, at the initiative of the Amur Tiger Center in Belogorsk Safari Park Taigan (one of the parks of the Yalta Zoo Skazka), a meeting on further development of a unique complex that had attracted thousands of tourists from all over Russia was held.
Under the supervision of Anatoly Kiriyenko, deputy head of the Presidential Control Directorate, member of the Amur Tiger Center’s Supervisory Council, issues related to the functioning of the park were discussed. The meeting was attended by heads of regional departments of governmental authorities and representatives of local authority responsible for environmental protection.
Taigan Park is an example of a careful treatment of nature. Of course, both the Amur Tiger Center, created by the head of the state, and I hope that authorities at all levels will help the park develop, and children will come here and have fun. " - said Anatoly Kirienko.
Discussion of such problems as animal nutrition and their movement in Russia and abroad, has brought results. Steps to overcome the temporary difficulties that the Park’s management had encountered were predefined. The creation of a reserve feed fund, assistance in determining the genetic purity of animals and the certification of predators are the issues of the Center and the Park’s joint work.
The meeting stressed that it is necessary to continue develop cooperation between Safari Park Taigan and the Eurasian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EARAZA) (the leader of which is the Moscow Zoo), so that the Crimean Park could become a member of the international program for the preservation of the Amur tiger in captivity and contribute to the preservation of this subspecies.
At the end of the meeting, director of Safari Park Taigan Oleg Zubkov thanked the Amur Tiger Center for cooperation and support.
Recall that in March this year, the Amur Tiger Center and Yalta Zoo "Skazka" (Fairy Tale) agreed on cooperation in both research and practical activities. Today, there are about 30 Amur tigers in Safari Park Taigan, which is the largest collection of Amur tigers kept in captivity in Russia. There are also lions and other species of animals, mostly large mammals in the reserve.