“One of the zoo’s employees noticed that Eva was holding something strange in her mouth. It later appeared, it was an unexploded shell of a howitzer. Thankfully, Eva lives in a separate aviary so sappers were able to walk in,” said Margarita Hodylu.
According to the representative, the zoo was closed for several hours. Sappers had to search the territory using special equipment to make sure there was no danger left. Zoo authorities intend to ask military engineers to search one more area, where an extra holding pen for bears, leopards and panthers will be built.
As Margarita announced, it is not a big surprise that Eva found the item as the zoo is located within a historic fort.