Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

AROUND SLOVAKIA

Bratislava Zoo welcomes first new jaguar cubs since 2000

BRATISLAVA Zoo officially welcomed two jaguar cubs on February 3 after they successfully passed their one-month veterinary examination, the TASR newswire wrote.

Mayra and Iazua (Source: TASR)

BRATISLAVA Zoo officially welcomed two jaguar cubs on February 3 after they successfully passed their one-month veterinary examination, the TASR newswire wrote.

The female cubs, named Mayra and Iazua, were born on December 23 and 27, 2010, respectively to parents Laima, aged three, and Boris, aged six. They have been pronounced fit and are the first jaguars to be born at Bratislava Zoo since their grandmother's birth there in 2000.

Zoo officials said Laima, who gave birth for the first time, mastered it all perfectly and has been a devoted mother since the first day, adding that, as is typical for jaguars, she aggressively defended her offspring, not permitting zoo-keepers near the cubs for the first month after their birth.

At the beginning of February the young jaguars were old enough to be examined, to receive their first vaccination, to get identification chips, be weighed and have their gender determined. Miloslava Šavelová, the head of Bratislava Zoo, permitted photographers to record these procedures, TASR reported.


Top stories

EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár