Name the storks of Lonjsko Polje Nature Park and watch them live streaming!
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April 29, 2021 – The public is invited to nominate the Lonjsko Polje Nature Park makes storks and can even watch them via the live broadcast! Nominations are accepted until May 10.
While Malena and Klepetan in Brodski Varoš, near Slavonski Brod, Croatia’s most glamorous stork couple still shines with that celebrity glow, new generations of storks always arrive. Perhaps “the new wings on the boulder”, which will one day take over the scene, can be found in the still famous and attractive Lonjsko Polje Nature Park.
The village of Čigoč is already known as the first stork village in Europe for the various nests on the wooden roofs of its houses. As Turističke Priče reports, the authorities of Lonjsko Polje Nature Park invite the public to name the storks in the village of Čigoč because they are still unnamed. The Storks’ Nests can be watched on a livestream on the official Lonjsko Polje website, and the public can send their name suggestions in the comment sections until May 10. Lonjsko Polje employees will decide which names best match individual storks.
Lonjsko Polje was declared a natural park in 1990 and is located 75 kilometers from Zagreb. It is an easily accessible place to visit from the capital of Croatia and other places in central Croatia. In addition to the storks which are the most famous birds in the region, 350 different bird species have made Lonjsko Polje their home. There are also native species of cows, Posavina horses and Turopolje pigs. Log houses are created without using a single nail, making them a superior architectural site and not just great nesting places for birds.
The newly opened Osekovo Visitor Center specializes in its educational content focused on the black stork, an endangered species in Croatia, and its mascot, Barica, makes it interesting and child-friendly. The whole park is a great place for a family trip.
A ticket for a weekend program costs 50 kuna per person, 5 kuna per child aged 3 to 6, and 15 kuna for children aged 7 to 10. The price includes walks and sightseeing tours in the village of Krapje with its building heritage, the Krapje Djol bird sanctuary and the solar-powered boat and tourist train. The Repusnica Visitor Center offers walks to the Vrbacinec excursion site, while the Čigoč Visitor Center will tell you a story about the White Stork every Sunday at 1:00 p.m., then you can visit Čigoč and Lonjsko Polje », Writes the site Turističke Priče.
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