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Encyclopedia > Sofia Zoological Garden
A crowned elephant, the symbol of Sofia Zoo
A crowned elephant, the symbol of Sofia Zoo

Sofia Zoo in the capital city of Sofia is both Bulgaria's largest and oldest zoological garden, being founded on 1 May 1888 through a royal decree. It has an area of 23 ha and houses 1,113 animals representing 244 species. Official website: sofia. ... A zoo. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10,000 square meters, commonly used for measuring land area. ...


Initially, the zoo was located in the park of the former royal palace, with the primary attraction being an Eurasian Black Vulture caught in Bulgaria and exhibited in a cage in the garden. Later, pheasants and deer were added to the collection, but since the installations of the time proved to be inadequate to accommodate a pair of Brown Bears, Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria ordered a terrain to be granted to the Sofia Zoo at the place of the former botanical garden, then in the outskirts of the city. Binomial name Aegypius monachus (Linnaeus, 1766) The Eurasian Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) is also known as the Monk Vulture the Cinereous Vulture, or just the Black Vulture. ... Genera Ithaginis Catreus Rheinartia Crossoptilon Lophura Argusianus Pucrasia Syrmaticus Chrysolophus Phasianus † See also partridge, quail Pheasants are a group of large birds in the order Galliformes. ... Binomial name Ursus arctos Linnaeus, 1758 Brown Bear range The Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) is a species of bear that can reach masses of 130–700 kg (300–1500 pounds). ... Look up Tsar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary For the US community of Czar, see Czar, West Virginia. ... Ferdinand Maximilan Charles Leopold Marie, Ferdinand of Bulgaria (February 26, 1861 - September 10, 1948) was monarch of Bulgaria as well as an author, botanist and philatelist. ... Inside the United States Botanic Garden Inside the Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden (Brazil), 1890 Botanical gardens (in Latin, hortus botanicus) grow a wide variety of plants primarily categorized and documented for scientific purposes, but also for the enjoyment and education of visitors, a consideration that has become essential to...

Sofia Zoo's exhibition of animals constantly increased, with both local and foreign species being added, notably a pair of lions in 1892, which were exposed in a former stable and had a lion cub the same year. Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The Lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

Between 1893 and 1895, new cages and buildings were constructed to accommodate the ever increasing collection of birds and mammals, including a solid three-room stone building in the back of the terrain designed to be inhabited by bears (1894), a pool where a few Pink-backed Pelicans lived, a building to accommodate pheasants and another one for eagles (1895). 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Binomial name Pelecanus rufescens Gmelin,, 1789 The Pink-backed Pelican (Pelecanus rufescens) is a member of the pelican family of birds. ... Genera Several, see below. ...

Sofia Zoo moved from its former location to a new site in the centre of Sofia in 1984. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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  • Official website



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