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11 февраля 2010 22:28
Shrovetide amusements, animal weddings and searches of a beloved of tiger expect visitors of the zoo in forthcoming weekends.
As public relations department of the Ekaterinburg menagerie informs, on February, 13th, celebrating of Pancake week will be carried out in the zoo for the first time. Real self-baked pancakes will expect the visitors; everyone will be able to do some experiences in pancake eating before visiting traditional celebration of Shrovetide on Sunday in the Central park of culture and rest.
Besides, since 12:00 till 1:00 p.m. organizers prepared amusing competitions after Shrovetide subjects and games for children: relay races «Horse jumps» and «Three legs», auction «What happens on the Pancake week?», competition for boys «Russian beauty» and others.
This weekend mating season of many animals living in the moderate widths of Eurasia and the North America also starts: wolves, foxes, hares, squirrels. According to the Russian church calendar February, 12th is «Day of animal weddings». This day raven starts to repair its nest, crossbills start hatching, tomtits sing spring songs.
So, human Day of lovers, falling on February, 14th, has its analogy in the life of animals.
In the zoo Day of lovers will be devoted to the Amur tigers as this day according to Chinese calendar their year comes. On Sunday each visitor can take part in game-quest «In the tracks of the beloved of tiger».
According to the legend the Amur tiger Rison woke up in Valentine Day early, he had a dream about wonderful tigress, but this vision disappeared with the first beams of the sun so quickly that tiger hadn't time to get to know its name.
And he decided to devote this day to search of the stranger to find out, what her name was, and to make a declaration of love to her.
It is possible to participate in game irrespective of other players: leaders will direct everyone who is ready to be engaged in searches of the name of beloved of tiger Rison. The game has seven stages: six letters of the name of the tigress are hidden in the names of different animals of the zoo, which, under the quest legend, the tiger visits to find the sweetheart. In the seventh point of game a participant needs to make a declaration of love to the tigress in growl in the name of Rison.
Game will be carried out since 1:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. It is possible to join the game at any moment during this time interval. Winners will be awarded by prizes.
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