5 babies of African Spurred Tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata) emerged from the ground this morning i must admit they caught us all by surprise but we couldn’t be more happy. Live long and grow strong little ones!!
FXTM and Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation continue to take care of our owls!
For three years in a row, Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation and FXTM have been covering all the expenses related to the maintenance of owls living living here. At the moment, we are home to 7 different species of owl and a total of 15 amazing birds. In August this year, we gladly decided to continue our support of these wise and beautiful creatures.
All the necessary conditions for a comfortable stay were arranged for the owls. The newly expanded enclosures already provide the birds with free flight, along with the special attention, care, and concern of the Zoo staff that helps the owls maintain physical and mental health.
Pafos Zoo coordinator Ioulios Christoforou cordially noted: «Cooperation between Pafos Zoo, Dashin’s Foundation and FXTM is something we and our animals hold very, very dear to our hearts. This kind of help is greatly needed, especially in such difficult times. Through that help, we get to give our animals a much better way of life and go the extra step to make their lives under our care as exciting, joyful, and happy as possible. We owe Dashin’s Foundation and FXTM a great thank you and we hope in the future more organizations in Cyprus will follow in their footsteps and support us in the difficult task we undertook when we opened the Zoo».
Interesting fact: one of the owls in the Pafos Zoo starred in the «Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone» movie. He’s a 21-year-old African spotted eagle-owl called Spot, and he’s very active and friendly.
Since May 2018, all owls at the Pafos Zoo – a total of 11 birds from 5 different species – are under the care of Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation and FXTM. Owls have special housing conditions, and their upkeep requires a lot of resources in terms of time, effort and finance. In light of this, the Foundation and FXTM will fully cover the cost for safely maintaining owls at the Zoo.