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Chisinau-based Zoo, Botanical Garden closed for visitors

16:04 | 25.04.2017 Category: Social

Chisinau, 25 April /MOLDPRES/ - The Chisinau-based Zoo and Botanical Garden have been closed for visitors in the wake of the natural calamities from 20-21 April.

Contacted by MOLDPRES, the deputy director for logistics of the Botanical Garden, Dumitru Ciobanu, said that the institution would be closed for at least ten days – time needed to remove the consequences of the snowfall. Ciobanu added that, following actions taken by employees, no animal had been hit by the calamity; yet, trees, a string of lofts, nets, canopies and decorative pillars on the area were seriously affected. “The damages are to be assessed; yet, they are certainly quite big. More volunteers presently work at the Zoo to help employees clean the ways of access to lofts,” Ciobanu noted.          

The leadership of the Botanical Garden also informed that it would cease visitors’ access, after the snowfall had hit more than 80 per cent of the heritage. According to the Botanical Garden’s management, most collections of plants and trees were destroyed and there is the risk that they could never be recovered. Collections of cypress trees, white cedars, magnolia, birch trees, conifers, decorative apple and pear trees were worst hit. To remedy the situation, the leadership of the Garden filed requests to similar institutions from more countries.          

For its part, the management of the Chisinau-based Dendrarium Park told MOLDPRES that the park had been reopened and the employees were removing the consequences of the bad weather. 

(Reporter A. Zara, editor M. Jantovan)


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