Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Yekaterinburg zoo holds finest female competition

In celebration of International Women's Day, the Yekaterinburg Zoo recently held "Zoomiss 2013" - a contest to select the finest female animal in the facility.

Approximately 1,200 people logged on to the Yekaterinburg Zoo website to vote in the this year's competition. Bukashov, a lynx, was awarded the "Zoomiss 2013" title, having received 55 percent of the votes, Mir66 reports.

Runners up included a galago named Sonia, Star the hyena, several emus and a turtle.

Zoo officials are not surprised that approximately 800 votes went to Bukashov. Lynxes are the only wild cats that live in the Urals. Bukashov recently gave birth and zoo spectators have often seen the cat nurturing her babies, according to Mir66.

Bukashov's prize was a large portion of meat. She will spend the remainder of the year with a "Zoomiss" placard above her pen.