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Wrocław bids farewell to a stalwart advocate for wildlife, Hanna Gucwińska, who passed away at the age of 91. The long-serving director of Wrocław Zoo, Hanna, alongside her late husband Antoni Gucwiński, shaped the zoo’s legacy for decades.
A Life Devoted to Wildlife
Hanna Gucwińska’s journey with Wrocław Zoo commenced in 1957, marking the beginning of an illustrious career dedicated to the well-being of animals. For years, she and her husband jointly steered the zoo, leaving an indelible mark on its growth and development.
Renowned for their popular TVP program, “With the Camera Among Animals,” the Gucwiński duo enriched lives by fostering sensitivity toward our “lesser brethren.” Their televised adventures among wildlife captivated audiences and contributed significantly to public awareness about the importance of conservation.
A Legacy Remembered
President of Wrocław, Jacek Sutryk, mourns the loss, stating, “Hanna Gucwińska’s departure leaves an immense void. Her legacy, intertwined with the zoo’s history, will be remembered as a beacon of compassion for generations to come.”
In the wake of Hanna Gucwińska’s passing, the city of Wrocław reflects on the enduring impact of a visionary leader who tirelessly championed the cause of animal welfare.