Two employees of the Feldman Ecopark zoo in Kharkov, Ukraine, were found dead in the back room. The men had disappeared in March.
When the war broke out, two workers remained in the park to feed the animals. But when the remaining workers returned to the zoo on March 7, they could not find their colleagues. “We searched for them for a long time until we contacted the police. Despite everything, we were hopeful that nothing serious happened, but yesterday [terça-feira] We received confirmation that the bodies had been found. “
According to the note, “the enemy shot the men and the bodies were barricaded in the back room of the zoo.”
Feldman Ecopark mourned the deaths of two “wonderful and brave” people and condemned the “inhumane behavior” of Russian forces.
A total of five workers have died since the start of the conflict at a zoo that has been heavily bombed by Russia. Much of the park has been destroyed, at least 100 animals have died and many more have already been taken away.