The head of the Russian region of Yakutia, Egor Borisov, stated the need for upgrading the infrastructure of the Republican zoo “Orto-Doydu” located in the Khangalassky district.
“Yakutia needs a modern zoo. The project is estimated approximately at 700 million rubles (that is $12 million — editor’s note). The substantial part is how to build modern enclosures, that is why the costs will be very large,” — Yegor Borisov told Interfax news agency.
According to the republican Ministry of Nature Protection, the development program for “Orto-Doydu” zoo includes increasing attendance and comfort of the territory, keeping and breeding of rare and endangered species of animals, as well as modernization of the educational activities of the institution. Also, the territory of the zoo is planned to be expanded to 80 hectares.