On June 1, the children of Tirana will receive a very special gift. The new Zoo is almost ready and will come for all the citizens of Tirana as another point of fun.
The Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, together with a group of children, inspected the works that are in the final stage, to then welcome the animals. Veliaj assured that the new Zoo will be the most modern in the Balkans, after the release of the occupied spaces.
“I can not wait for the children to have here on June 1 not only an opportunity to get acquainted with the animals, not only an opportunity to spend a very good day with the family, but also an excellent opportunity to learn. It is probably the most modern Zoo in the Balkans, completely redesigned. Spaces are freed from occupation, there is more space for animals. “Those narrow cages no longer exist, so in reality there is a much more humane treatment than those scenes we remember from the Zoo we inherited,” he said.
Veliaj underlined that the Tirana Zoo has become a space for all age groups, where 1200 trees have been planted. “Whoever produces hysteria when a tree is moved, just needs to calm down. One is indeed relocated, but another 1,200 are planted. I say the time must end when everyone does the all-over. Let each one do his own work and let the professionals do wonderful work, like the work that has been done here. Not everything we have done in Tirana is for grade 10 because there are still many things that need to be improved. But how do they improve? By making jokes, cursing each other, hindering those who work or improving them by putting a brick every day, planting from a tree, arranging something, that Tirana that we leave to be many times better than what did we find it? ”said the mayor.
The mayor said that the second phase will be followed by the connection of the Zoo and the Botanical Garden, while he called on professors and management staff of the Faculty of Science not to interfere in politics in any kind of decision-making. “Of course, this is only the first phase, as the second phase is the connection with the Botanical Garden. I would also like to invite the professors of Natural Sciences to come and see for themselves what we have done here, to understand that we can do the same with the Botanical Garden. This Zoo is day to night with what we had; day and night will also be the new Botanical garden. “But if we mix politics in any kind of decision-making, and politics enters both the rectory and the dean’s offices, and hinders everything that is good for the public, we simply waste time, because the good will come”, stressed Veliaj
The mayor also invited those who were skeptical at first to see the transformation at the Zoo, assuring them that the same high quality work would be done for the Botanical Zoo. “The invitation for anyone who is skeptical, or for anyone who, whether for political issues or campaign issues, is involved in battles against the city, to come and see for themselves and realize that we can do the same miracle in the Botanical Garden if we end those trials, and those senseless quarrels, which waste a lot of time in the city. The invitation is for cooperation, so that this development and transformation that we see here, to be done at the Botanical Garden. There is no reason why it should be a hearth for bridal photos with 5 thousand lek for the guard. It can be a fantastic space for the whole city “, stressed Veliaj.
The visit to the Zoo will be an activity that lasts throughout the day, which includes picnic areas along the movement itineraries, green spaces free from structures and separate for families and children. In addition, playgrounds are distributed in the garden to make the experience as rich as possible for children and parents.