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Ukrainian Women Celebrate “Day of Horses” at Odessa Zoo

18. July 2013 by Dasha 0 Comments

Summer is a great time to head outdoors, be it a trip to the beach, a stroll in the park, or a visit to the local zoo. The recent “Day of Horses” at the Odessa Zoo gave horse-loving women the chance to celebrate their favorite animals in a fun and festive way.   


Held on June 20, the Western-themed Day of Horses featured cowboys, Indians, and the animal central to both groups’ ways of life: horses! Guests also had the chance to audition for a zoo-sponsored film about the friendship between horses and men. Other festivities included horsed-themed games and quizzes with winners receiving sweet prizes. 


However, the Day of Horses wasn’t just about animals. A few cyclists from Odessa also appeared at the festival to educate guests about the history of the “iron horse” and offer rides to children with an interest in biking. 


Horses have played a pivotal role throughout human history, assisting with everything from war and agriculture to sports and transportation. The animals also appear in legends and fairy tales around the world.


Several equids call the Odessa Zoo home, including five endangered Przewalskis, three donkeys, two zebras, and six ponies. If you’re ever in Odessa visiting a special woman, consider a visit to the city zoo. 


In the meantime, check out the fun pictorial “Russian Hotties on Horseback.”