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Geographical Areas

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Barlad ZOO
The zoo is situated in one of the parks in Barlad. It is one of the largest in Romania and it was founded in 1959. The town Barlad is 85 km far from Focsani.
The zoo has a wide variety of native and exotic animals, fish and birds. The zoo has an area of 5.6 acres and hosts 430 animals of more than 70 species.
The most popular attractions of the zoo for tourists, young and old alike are its rare felines and monkeys. Visitors are particularly interested in felines which were given names of characters from films such as Sandocan-the tiger, lionesses Shiba şi Shila, Isac, the lion and the jaguar. The jaguar is the most valuable animal; in its natural habitat it is in danger of extinction as it was hunted for its fur. The zoo also hosts wolves, foxes, bears, deer, buffalo, lamas as well as interesting birds: swans, pigeons, parrots, peacocks.


Zoo Barlad The city owns the largest zoo in Moldova, with a total area of 56 043 sqm, 32043 sqm exhibition space and features a variety of birds, fish, lions, tigers, bears jaguar, monkeys, buffalo, deer, bison, turtles, pheasants, snakes constrictor species, the Mississippi alligator, green iguanas, parakeets and 150 species of exotic and domestic mammals. The park\'s attractions are many, but certainly those who cross the threshold will be impressed and entertained by monkeys playful feline. Zoo Barlad, is in the Public Garden and was founded in 1959, and at first it was just a shelter closed for a bear in a cage. Today zoological garden in Barlad holds 542 specimens of 65 species.
The brown bear The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is a large bear with the widest distribution of any living ursid. It is one of the two largest terrestrial carnivorans alive today, rivaled in body size only by its close cousin, the polar bear (Ursus maritimus), which is much less variable in size and averages larger due to this. There are several recognized subspecies, many of which are quite well-known within their native ranges, found in the brown bear species. The brown bear\'s principal range includes parts of Russia, Central Asia, China, Canada, the United States (mostly Alaska), Scandinavia and the Carpathian region (especially Romania), Anatolia, and Caucasus
Pavo Pavo is a genus of two species in the pheasant family. The two species, along with the Congo peacock, are known as peafowl. In the Pliocene on the Balkan peninsula peafowl (Bravard\'s peafowl) coexisted with ptarmigans (Lagopus). Peafowl were widely spread on the Balkan peninsula and the Southeast Europe until the end of the Pliocene.
The gray wolf The gray wolf or grey wolf (Canis lupus[a]), also known as the timber wolf or western wolf,[b] is a canid native to the wilderness and remote areas of Eurasia and North America. It is the largest extant member of its family, with males averaging 43–45 kg (95–99 lb), and females 36–38.5 kg (79–85 lb). Like the red wolf, it is distinguished from other Canis species by its larger size and less pointed features, particularly on the ears and muzzle.Its winter fur is long and bushy, and predominantly a mottled gray in color, although nearly pure white, red, or brown to black also occur.
The Bengal tiger The Bengal tiger, also called the royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), is the most numerous tiger subspecies. It is the national animal of both India and Bangladesh. By 2011, the total population was estimated at fewer than 2,500 individuals with a decreasing trend. None of the Tiger Conservation Landscapes within the Bengal tiger\'s range is considered large enough to support an effective population size of 250 adult individuals. Since 2010, it has been classified as endangered by the IUCN. As of 2010, Bengal tiger populations in India have been estimated at 1,706–1,909. As of 2014, they had reputedly increased to an estimated 2,226 individuals, but the method used in the census may not be accurate.
The white stork The white stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. Its plumage is mainly white, with black on its wings. Adults have long red legs and long pointed red beaks, and measure on average 100–115 cm (39–45 in) from beak tip to end of tail, with a 155–215 cm (61–85 in) wingspan. The two subspecies, which differ slightly in size, breed in Europe (north to Finland), northwestern Africa, southwestern Asia (east to southern Kazakhstan) and southern Africa. The white stork is a long-distance migrant, wintering in Africa from tropical Sub-Saharan Africa to as far south as South Africa, or on the Indian subcontinent. When migrating between Europe and Africa, it avoids crossing the Mediterranean Sea and detours via the Levant in the east or the Strait of Gibraltar in the west, because the air thermals on which it depends do not form over water.


ZOO Aquatic Section

The video presents the aquatic section of the ZOO of Barlad, including crocodile, snake and fish in the zoo habitat.