ArmInfo. A narrow profile-working group will be created to organize a more effective activity of the Yerevan Zoo. Deputy Mayor of Yerevan Tigran Virabyan, representing the interim director of the Yerevan Zoo Vladimir Simonyan, stated this. Simonyan previously served as deputy director of the Zoo.
Speaking about the appointment, the Deputy Mayor called it important that the acting director of the Zoo is an employee in this apparatus and in a sense is aware of the problems of the park. To recall, former director of the Zoo Ruben Khachatryan submitted his resignation after the mass death of animals, when a pack of stray dogs entered the Yerevan zoo twice a day and attack three mouflons and three kangaroos. Assessing the activities of the former director of the Zoo, Tigran Virabyan called the work Khachatryan large-scale, in which the employees were not indifferent.
At the same time, Virabyan stated that Khachatryan will continue to promote the park and share his professional experience. "We are also confident that specialists will help to ensure that no new problems arise during this transition period," Virabyan said, assuring that the Zoo will continue along the same path.
The Deputy Mayor emphasized that today the park has several priority tasks, the solution of which should be found as early as next year, explaining that the agenda of the Municipality contains issues related to fencing the territory and ensuring the Zoo's safety, as well as medical insurance for the institution's employees. <Changes are a requirement of the time, but this does not mean that radical changes are expected in the state. People who are involved in buying and selling animals or have other interests cannot work here, "Virabyan said. After the meeting, Virabyan held a separate meeting with the staff. It was reported on the creation of a narrow-profile working group to organize more efficient zoo activities. It was also noted that the zoologist Iman Memaryan from the Islamic Republic of Iran was invited to Armenia, who, after processing the documents and obtaining Armenian citizenship, will take the position of deputy director of the Zoo. He ran the Tehran Zoo for many years and collaborated with a number of international zoological organizations.