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Penguins Returning to Zagreb Zoo for First Time in 13 Years

(photo: thinkstock)

(photo: thinkstock)

Penguins are set to make a comeback to Zagreb Zoo for the first time in 13 years…

Zagreb Zoo in the Croatian capital, which celebrated its 90th birthday last summer, is currently undergoing a 5 million euro makeover. 95% of the project being funded by EU funds.

The first phase of the zoo’s modernisation is set to be complete this summer which will include new pools to home sea lions and penguins, which have not been seen at the zoo in 13 years.

The 7-hectare zoo located within Maksimir Park in the capital first opened its doors in 1925, and the latest investment to modernise the zoo is aimed at trying to attract more visitors. Two lakes will be upgraded, and there are also plans to open a vista from the mid 19th century.

Zagreb zoo being modernised (photo: Zagreb Zoo)

Zagreb zoo being modernised (photo: Zagreb Zoo)

The zoo is home to over 2,225 animals representing over 275 species, including snow leopard, red panda Okapi, Addax, Scimitar Oryx, North China leopard, Common Chimpanzee, Diana Monkey, Wisent, Pygmy Hippopotamus, and Bactrian Camel.

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