Donetsk, Jun 21 — DAN. A fawn has been born in Mariupol Zoo, Zoo Director Savely Vashura told the Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday.

“We have a new addition: we found out the other day that a baby deer had been born, ” Vashura said adding that the cub was of the red deer species.

The baby deer is with its mother, it’s about ten days old, the Zoo director said.

Mariupol Zoo is a private organization. It was established in Sartana in 2009 and initially featured a collection of birds.  It moved to Mariupol in 2016. The Zoo sprawls on an area of 3.5 hectares. It had leopards, lions, tigers, bears, wolves, dogs, foxes, silver foxes, donkeys, camels, deer and does, peacocks, cranes, storks, ostriches, quails, pelicans, squirrels and river rats. Animal enclosures were damaged during hostilities in the spring of 2022. Some animals were killed: one cheetah, five camels, three llamas, five ostriches and as many monkeys.*jk