It was a great day to be at the zoo in Osijek with the arrival of spring. The first thing you noticed was the park was quite busy than normal. With families enjoying the day with all the animals being full of life and great weather.
There was something new being built this weekend near the front of the Giraffes cage area. One could hear the sounds of a cement mixer and crew working hard. Temporary for the time being the Giraffes have been relocated until the construction is finished. The Mayor of Osijek was at the site earlier that day
The new environment replicates the natural habitat for these animals. The home will be the new enclosure created for Meerkats. Visitors and guest a better chance to see them in action at Osijek Zoo. With a value of building the new exhibit at approximately 400,000 Kuna.
“The City of Osijek annually invests 3 to 4,000,000 kuna into the zoo,” noted Mayor John Vrkic adding that the consolidation of the accounts of the city can reach and larger investments for all projects in Osijek. Osijek is the largest zoo in Croatia over the outdoor space area where live, except for sightseeing animals offer numerous events and educational workshops. Mayor Vrkic encourages fellow citizens to take part and visit the zoo, and live in harmony with nature. ( Radio.hrt)
The crew have been hard at work, building a new dwelling for the small animals called “Meerkats.”
What are the Meerkats some maybe asking that have never seen or heard of them? (Scientific name: Suricata suricatta)
They can be described as small in size and stand about 12 inches tall. The average weight is about 2 pounds. Meerkats blend in with their environment with grey or tan fur with a dark stripes across their back. It is interesting to note that around their eyes are small black patches of fur.
Their natural habitat is mostly rocky grassland and burrow and dig in the dirt. The meerkats are very social animals and stay close together South Africa was the place of origins living wild in the savannah. Scientist have once considered them to be closely related to the Mongoose family.
Osijek Zoo is continuously improving every year with renovations to enhance the experience for the visitors and guest. To find out more information about the zoo and how to get there. Go to their website Osijek Zoo
It is just the beginning for making your dream home or Garden this weekend. The annual event has been happening every spring, this year marks the 24th anniversary for Osijek. Located in Osijek just off the main road Josipa Jurja Strossmayera in Pampas. The event takes place from March 3rd to 5th with great weather this weekend. Sajam brings the festive spirts of spring getting your garden and house ready. Patio weather feels like spring is here with all the flowers and seeds for sale. With over 200 exhibitors from the surrounding area of Osijek and the rest of Croatia. It’s about meeting the people that have a portfolio from Agriculture goods to household items. The crowds are great again this year with many seeing new items. One of the big items for some could be new farm equipment. While others getting a chance to look at new cars on display without the hassle of driving around from dealership to Dealership. For the kids they are just happy that there are plenty of small treats at the show to taste.
Home and Garden
Get inspired to fix up the backyard with advice from people that have the tools to get things done right. You may just learn a few trick to save a few Kuna’s. With many great things to see from flowers for sale and different products that you may never have seen before. Finding the solution to that broken old fence nightmare is just half the battle. It’s a great way to solve things that have been put off too long. Feel free to ask them about the products as they would be happy to answer and help.
Arts and Crafts
This will be the 18th Crafts Fair taken part in the annual event. Bringing together a wide variety of hand made goods. It has some great ideas here in crafts for gifts or just that small treat for yourself. There is the homemade honey that has become the staple for many Croatians. Just think of how good it goes with breakfast and Tea. With other great things to choose from it was interesting to see handmade shoes. These are made with real leather and come in a variety of different styles to choose from. It is always great to support small business as it helps the community grow.
The purpose of the event is important to help in the field of Agriculture. It lets local farmers meet vendors and bridging the gap in the ever changing market place. With the growing demands and advancement in technology it helps when you have people in the industry. Working together building relationships face to face asking questions about all the changes happening. The show encompass the latest farming equipment and more.
There is a great variety of vendors and entrepreneurs on site at Pampas for the Spring’s Festival Event. The show has brought together some great talent and trades people in helping customers find what they are looking for. Many new companies have started this way gaining valuable input from customers and sharing ideas. Have fun this weekend and learn some new things at the show.
Pannonian Challenge will be held June 7 to 11 in Osijek, right next to the water park Copacabana. The City of Osijek has the most amazing crowds and atmosphere to make this an Annual event. This year we are looking at a week of fun with an incredible line up of Music and extreme sports. The Music group S.A.R.S. has already confirmed its date for Friday June 9.
The music festival scene at Pannonian challenge will keep its full spectrum of Music for all fans. Including once again the Break Dancing that keeps things moving and alive. Last year was some of the best well known performing DJ artist to set the stage of Dancing and lights show to keep the music pumping. We look forward to seeing the line-up of talent again this year.
The BMX world class series had grabbed international attention with the best athletes here to show their stuff. It was great to see some well-known names that took part with the world competition that made seven different stops from North America Canada and USA, Europe and finally the grand finally in Asia.
The city mayor Ivan Vrkić is glad that the city Osijek can host such an event: “I am excited again this year that we will have the opportunity to enjoy daring stunts performed by some of the world’s famous BMX riders and skateboarders. In addition Pannonian Challenge also plays an important role in promoting tourism in sports and culture. There are not many events that contribute so vividly to the urban spirit of Osijek. I feel confident to say that the event will attract many young people this year, and all are welcome to be a part of it.” (Source: Pannonian)
The inline skate and skate boarding competition was held up last year due to unfavorable rainy weather. With the Pannonian challenge just months away we are keeping our fingers cross for sunny clear days. There is much to see and do in Osijek with something for everyone. This is one of the events that many fans year after year come to see.
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