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Groundhog in the Moscow Zoo and never will be

February 2 2006

At that time, both in the U.S. celebrate Groundhog Day, in the Moscow Zoo is an animal does not even contain. So to celebrate these days there is simply no one.

"We do not have a marmot, but even if he was, then, based on our climate latitudes, it would still be asleep," said Thursday , Interfax, " zoo spokeswoman Natalya Istratov.

She stressed that the zoo contains a large number of other rodent species, but the content is associated with Groundhog great complexity. "These animals need complex enclosure, as they are actively digging the soil" - explained N. Istratov.

She said that for the normal state of marmots is necessary to dig a large hole under the aviary, which must be concreted and then fill with soil. "If you do not, woodchuck could underground
penetrate into the neighboring cages ", - said N. Istratov.

She added that the Moscow Zoo is currently planiruetpriobretat marmot.

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