Moscow Zoo. It all started with an animal exhibition, which was held in the Moscow Manege back in 1862. Many “living exhibits” remained after it. What to do with them? Then they came up with the idea of opening a zoo in Moscow. And closer to the center – so that the rich public could come here. But not in the very center, so that the poor can also be reached. It turned out to be a place in the area of Bolshaya Gruzinskaya Street.
Now the Moscow Zoo – just think about it! – has more than 8000 different animals of various species.
What is the Moscow Zoo like for vacationers
In the middle of a bustling city, you suddenly dive into nature, plunge into it along with all its roaring tigers, yog-rocking horses. And silent little meerkats, who carry out their eternal service to protect each other. They climb a hillock and stand at attention (like a guard of honor), looking out for danger. And so on until one “soldier” is replaced by his congener, and the first can go to rest.
In 2019, unique and very cute guests were brought to the Moscow Zoo – two pandas that are found only in China and are so exotic that the death penalty is imposed for their murder in the Celestial Empire. Despite being gigantic in size (1.8 meters in length), these herbivores are very fond of hugs – so this “procedure” is the responsibility of the caretakers.
You can book an excursion here. And if you want to plunge into the atmosphere of animal love completely, become the guardian of some animal – for this there is a whole program in the zoo. You donate a certain amount to feed your chosen pet, and in return come to the zoo for free and bring your guests with you.
Demonstration feeding at the zoo
Animals, like people, have a habit of resting, or even hide in a burrow out of sight – go and look. During feedings, they are activated, and visitors have a chance to see them better. In addition, at this time, the staff of the Moscow Zoo talk about the animals that are being fed at the moment, so double pleasure awaits you.