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Why does Russia need so many hippos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes and rhinoceroses? Are there really not enough of them in our zoos? What is it like for wild African animals in the Russian climate? Recently, animal rights activists, on the contrary, have spoken out against the large number of animals in zoos and circuses. What changed?

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Rosselkhoznadzor intends to discuss with colleagues from the Republic of South Africa (RSA) the possibility of importing hippos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes and rhinoceroses from South African game reserves located in the provinces of Limpopo and Gauteng for zoos in Russia. The department's press service reported this to TASS.

The Russian side also asked its colleagues from South Africa to provide detailed information on the spread of diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever, bird flu, etc. in the country. In addition, South Africa, at the request of Russia, should create a list of enterprises interested in supplies of each type of livestock products . After this, the press service clarified, the parties will discuss the conditions for importing meat products, as well as wild animals from South Africa.

The largest Russian zoo is located in Yaroslavl (120 hectares).

In second place is the Rostov Zoo (98.2 hectares), third is the Novosibirsk Zoo (60 hectares), fourth is the Moscow Zoo (21 hectares). In total, the Yaroslavl Zoo presents over 2.5 thousand animals. Rosselkhoznadzor intends to discuss with colleagues from the Republic of South Africa (RSA) the possibility of importing hippos, elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes and rhinoceroses from South African game reserves located in the provinces for zoos in Russia Limpopo and Gauteng. The department's press service reported this to TASS.

The Russian side also asked its colleagues from South Africa to provide detailed information on the spread of diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever, bird flu, etc. in the country. In addition, South Africa, at the request of Russia, should create a list of enterprises interested in supplies of each type of livestock products . After this, the press service clarified, the parties will discuss the conditions for importing meat products, as well as wild animals from South Africa.

The largest Russian zoo is located in Yaroslavl (120 hectares). In second place is the Rostov Zoo (98.2 hectares), third is the Novosibirsk Zoo (60 hectares), fourth is the Moscow Zoo (21 hectares). In total, the Yaroslavl Zoo presents over 2.5 thousand animals.
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