Zoo officials said that with waiting times reaching up to five hours, at one point the crowds became so large the zoo was forced to temporarily close all ticket sales for two hours.
Ukrainian zoos will receive aid from their Polish peers in Warsaw and Lodz as fighting with Russian forces continues in Ukraine, said Krzysztof Babij, the marketing director at Lodz Zoo.
After surviving close encounters with Russian tanks and coming under rocket attack, the vulnerable animals and their Ukrainian carers had to endure an eight-hour wait at the border before handing over the precious cargo to staff from Poznań zoo, who were waiting on the Polish side.
Taking the Guinness crown last year for his zoo guidebook collection, Dr. Leszek Solski has now amassed a staggering 30,000 pieces of zoo-related keepsakes.
The woman from the village of Skomorochy Małe 70km south of Lublin where bears are unheard of, had been taking a stroll on her unfenced land when she spotted an animal, which she automatically assumed to be a dog.
Two Javan bantengs, belonging to a cow species considered endangered, were born in the Wrocław Zoo, in south-western Poland.
The project, which has been three years in the making, is currently in the finishing stages ahead of its anticipated opening in September 2021 with the arrival of its first animal occupants in June 2021.
Nearly 300 storks have been transferred from Warsaw Zoo since the Knepp Wildland Project began four years ago and there are plans for more in the next few months.
VIDEO: The black and white video shows the mother pacing around her enclosure before the little ball of fur pops out and immediately wants some TLC.
Weighing under two kilos, the tiny Java mouse-deer was transferred from Bern last week and has already proved a hit.