Tbilisi Zoo releases list of flood survivors; all tigers and monkeys perished

7 Jul 2015 - 19:08

  • Sam, a Tbilisi Zoo lion, is one of the five white lions who survived the June 13 deadly flash flood. Photo: Tbilisi Zoo.
Agenda.ge, 7 Jul 2015 - 19:08, Tbilisi,Georgia

All of the tigers and monkeys that called Tbilisi Zoo home perished in the June 13 flash flood.

A list of Zoo surviving animals was released today, revealing about half of the animals that lived in the animal park did not survive the flood.

The  lower part of Tbilisi Zoo was completely destroyed and as a result, most animals that lived in that part of the Zoo died.

Officials announced a new facility would be built for the surviving animals outside of Tbilisi in the future but until then those who survived now shared the enclosures of their upper neighbours.

It's been 24 days since the natural disaster hit Tbilisi and today Tbilisi Zoo released a list of the animals that survived the deadly flood. While no monkeys or tigers survived, many did. Those that survived included 16 carnivores, 98 reptiles, 469 fish, 129 ungulates, 7 primates and 144 birds.

The surviving carnivores were:

  • White lion – 5
  • Serval – 1
  • Wolf – 2
  • Jackal – 2
  • Civet – 1
  • Bear – 3
  • Leopard – 2
The exotic tank survivors were:
  • Reptile – 98
  • Fish – 469

The surviving ungulates were:

  • Zebra – 5
  • Dik-dik – 1
  • Elephant – 2
  • Wild goat – 3
  • Hippopotamus – 1
  • Rhinoceros – 1
  • Lama – 5
  • Deer – 6
  • Tapir – 1
  • Yak – 9
  • Horse – 10
  • Pony – 12
  • Goat – 60
  • Antelope – 1
  • Sheep – 1
  • Donkey – 4
  • Boar – 1

The surviving primates included:

  • Lemur – 6
  • Crested porcupine - 1
The surviving birds were:
  • Penguin – 7
  • Peafowl – 22
  • Swan – 3
  • Vulture – 4
  • Eagle – 9
  • Condor – 1
  • Purple swamphen – 8
  • Pheasant – 52
  • Saker – 1
  • Wild duck – 20
  • Turkey – 8
  • Pigeon - 30

You can see photos of all survivors here.

If you wish to donate to the Tbilisi Zoo relief fund, you can do it here.

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