A home to about 50 species of animals, the zoo in Armenia’s western town of Armavir is an enterprise that has been run by a local couple and their children for more than 25 years now. The zoo that takes care of lions, bears, ostriches, monkeys, various bird and other animals recently lent a helping hand to the Gyumri private zoo
where animals were malnourished due to financial problems experienced by its owner. Two more primates, a camel and a wolf are now new dwellers in the Armavir zoo.
Armen Tadevosyan, who takes care of the animals together with his family, says it is important for him that their inmates feel good and have free space.
The 55-year-old zoo keeper says he often climbs the iron watchtower next to his house to watch stars above him in the sky and the animals below him on the ground.
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