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Tbilisi Zoo Will Welcome Giraffe Soon

Tbilisi new zoo will shelter a new giraffe, the Tbilisi Zoo director general Zurab Gurielidze told BM.GE. “It is unclear yet when we will be able to see giraffe at Tbilisi Zoo, because its transportation is very difficult. Anyway, we have launched negotiations with various zoos in Europe, Zurab Gurielidze …

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Tbilisi: What to do on a Weekend Break to Georgia’s Capital

Tbilisi: What to do on a Weekend Break to Georgia's Capital

This under-the-radar Caucasus jewel just got more accessible – here’s how to make the most of every minute there. Why go now With an old town of elegantly dilapidated wooden balcony houses, an alternative arts scene bubbling away in stylish cafes, and inhabitants who like browsing antiquarian bookstores as much as toasting …

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Memphis Zoo Staff Help Rebuild flood-damaged Tbilisi Zoo

Two Memphis Zoo officials are half a world away helping salvage a zoo ravaged by floods last summer. Animal curator Farshid Mehrdadfar and director of research and conservation Kimberly Terrell traveled to Tbilisi, Georgia, on Sept. 12 to work with Tbilisi Zoo officials to rebuild the facility after a flood …

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Hungary to Help City Authorities Restore the Tbilisi Zoo

On September 22, Minister of Finance of Georgia Nodar Khaduri met the acting Ambassador of Hungary to Georgia Szilvia Peto. As acting Ambassador says, Hungary has expressed readiness to provide the financial and technical assistance to the city government in the process of rebuilding the zoo. The Hungarian side, if …

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Tbilisi Zoo To Reopen in September

Exactly three months have passed since the deadly flood that destroyed the Tbilisi Zoo overnight on June 13. The animal park is preparing to fully reopen next month. Tbilisi Zoo Administration confirmed today the animal park will reopen in September 2015. Zoo officials said workers had spent months carrying out immense …

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The Economist : Ark Wanted

Well known newspaper Economist responds to Tbilisi Flood. After a flood and a plague of escaped animals, some blame God’s wrath. Others blame poor disaster-mitigation infrastructure. Begi, a 16-year-old hippo, briefly became the most internationally famous resident of Tbilisi. After a flash flood had inundated the city’s Mziuri Park and most …

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REUTERS : Heart Breaking Moments From Tbilisi Zoo

Carcasses of wild beasts that have been shot dead or killed litter the muddied streets of Tbilisi as their great escape comes to a tragic end. Flash flooding in the Georgian capital had destroyed the animal’s enclosures at Tbilisi zoo and turned it into a ‘hellish whirlpool’, leaving them free …

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Tbilisi Flood On the Covers of International Newspapers

Dawn. Karachi, Pakistan Deccan Chronicle. Chennai, India The Sun. UK The Mercury. Durban, South Africa La Stampa. Torino, Italy The News & Advance. Lynchburg, Virginia. USA The Journal Gazette.Fort Wayne, Indiana. USA The Sacramento Bee. Sacramento, California. USA Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Little Rock, USA Suddeutsche Zeitung. Munich, Germany Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. …

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