The owner of the Crimean zoo "Taigan" Oleg Zubkov published a video in which he catches a raccoon by the tail in the enclosure of the Kherson zoo. Also on the full version, the video shows the theft of a donkey and a llama.
Earlier, propagandist Anna Dolgareva said that the Russians stole a raccoon before the military left Kherson. “I was asked for good news about Kherson. But the only good news is that my friend managed to steal a raccoon from the Kherson zoo, ”Dolgareva said, which gave rise to a lot of jokes and offers for an exchange.
At the same time, Zubkov calls the theft of animals and their transportation to the Crimea their salvation. Russian media reported that the export of animals to the peninsula began on November 5, at the same time that Zubkov arrived there. He told journalists that he would keep the animals taken out of Kherson at his own expense.
Oleg Zubkov is known on the Internet as the hero of viral videos with lions that live in his zoo. Most of them are devoted to how Zubkov tames animals, for example, beats them with a slipper. Also, the owner of the zoo became famous for the conflict with Natalya Poklonskaya, who accused him of selling unaccounted tickets, of the death of tiger cubs, several criminal cases were opened against Zubkov. One of them concerned deforestation for the construction of a road to the zoo.
Immediately before the trip to Kherson, Zubkov was in a pre-trial detention center, he was released on October 27 under a written undertaking not to leave and proper behavior. He was accused of committing a crime under clause “b” part 2 of article 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (providing a service that does not meet the requirements for the safety of life and health of consumers if they are intended for children under the age of 6 years). A criminal case against Zubkov was opened in September 2021, the incident with a child was the culprit. When visiting the Taigan, a resident of the Krasnodar Territory with a one-year-old child in her arms came close to the enclosure with the Amur tiger, and the animal injured the minor's left hand, which resulted in the amputation of one of the fingers.
The owner of the Taigan was sentenced to 2 years and 3 months in prison in a penal colony with a fine of 255,000 rubles. Also, compensation for non-pecuniary damage in the amount of 616 thousand rubles was collected from the accused in favor of the minor victim.