Like the thread Italian zoos news, I liked to create this thread about happenings - news in Balkan zoos, excluding Attika zoological park (because there is a thread particular for this zoo, this zoo is the biggest in Balkans). I will include news from zoos from Serbia, R. Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Croatia (Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina don't really have zoos), and I don't understand Greek or not really Slovenian language, Slovenia - close to Italy and Austria. Although the zoos in the region are generally poor, I think they will attract interest from zoochaters. This doesen't mean that zoos from these Balkan countries can't be included here. I will start with news from Belgrade zoo Serbia (Beo zoo vrt) (non-EAZA, and pretty crowded zoo): on March 3th, young pair of reindeers had arrived from Zoo Osnabruck Germany, as donation. And with news about Bitola zoo (Зоолошка градина Битола) (most southernly, intermediate-sized zoo from officially three zoos in R. Macedonia, with Skopje zoo beeing the biggest): common hippo enclosure is built, now they are waiting to recieve hippo(s); I don't know from where; Skopje zoo have three common hippos, and I know that they received one hippo from Nuremberg zoo in Germany, some years ago. I attached photo from the new enclosure for hippo in Bitola zoo (although currently they keep red-necked walabies in it, and the enclosure it's nothing spectacular).(Today maximum temperature was 35 deg C, so it's difficult for animals here too.) The Bitola zoo was established in 1950s with the help from other Balkan zoos who donated zoo animals, mainly Skopje and Belgrade zoo (that time Yugoslavia); Belgrade zoo periodically sent some zoo animals to Bitola zoo, and I remember one donation, wich included leopard and black leopard (panther), liamas, and ostriches.