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Baku Zoo, Baku

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Baku zoo is a state zoological park in Baku. It is the oldest zoo in Azerbaijan and was opened in 1928. It belongs to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan and to the Mayoralty of Baku city. The total area of the zoo is.HistoryBaku zoo was opened in 1928, in the territory of a park named after Lunacharsky (today this park is named after Nizami).In 1942, a new zoo was founded on the basis of evacuated Rostov zoo, the opening ceremony of which was held after the Great Patriotic War. Until 1958, the zoological park was located near a railway station in a small square, which was later named after Ilich.In 1958, the zoo was relocated to Bayil township, on the outskirts of Baku and remained there until the middle of 1970s, when a Bayil landslide happened, during which a lion and a bear died crushed in a fallen cage. This tragic event made the city power to think about a new, safe place for the zoo, but until the decision was made, the zoo was temporarily relocated to Razin township (at present Bakikhanov township), where it was located until 1985.But during this period of time an expert group of zoologists, biologists and other specialists decided that a park located in the territory of Narimanov rayon of Baku was the appropriate place for habitation of animals. Construction of the new zoo was begun near a railway station for children, and according to the plan were allocated for it. To speed up construction it was decided to temporarily use only of the land and later expand the territory by constructing a circular railway for children at the zoo.
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  • Very old and dirty place the animals was dejected So small you can see all in 30 min . Ticket coast was 2 menat  more »
  • If you do not want to spoil its impression of the beautiful Baku-do not go to the Zoo. Small area, tiny dirty cages with animals-an example of what should not be a zoo in 21 century. The animal is very pathetic, especially bears and leopards, which are contained in small cells that seem to be cleaned once a month. Considering how many built in the city for the last time, city should be ashamed that the Zoo has remained unchanged since Soviet times.
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  • Baku Zoo is very nice actually divil. Perfect before these reviews that have nothing to do there, that animals are dirty, etc. All lie! Beautiful animals! And the smell-so then, they are animals, they are animals. Actually-very good Zoo. Yes, a small territory, but this small territory has collected a lot of animals! Especially liked the aviaries with birds-especially beautiful was crowned crane, who showed us his dance! Jaguar, Leopard-handsome! Leo showed the full power of your King's roar! And bear cubs staged a spectacle, battling with each other right in the water troughs))) Tiger's incredible beauty! In general we were very satisfied! I didn't want to go-went around the Zoo several times, going back to the cells particularly liked animals. And most importantly, price! We have entrance to the Zoo is worth that kind of money, that child there can be taken away only on holidays. And there-AZN 1.5 adult ticket and 1 manat for kids. In this zoo you can go for a walk every day! We wish this zoo only prosperity!
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  • Quite old fationed zoo. Which is small and contains the animals that exista in azerbaijan area. But sometimes you get annoyed from drunk guys who enters the zoo to bother others.
  • Very small and inexpensive (1.5 manat)zoo. Unfortunately, the conditions for the animals are extremely poor, many would consider animal abuse. We are still waiting for the new Baku to be completed, hopefully with better and modern design.
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  • Baku zoo is a state zoological park in Baku. It is the oldest zoo in Azerbaijan and was opened in 1928. It belongs to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan and to the Mayoralty of Baku city. The total area of the zoo is 4.25 hectares.
  • Nice but they need to work on the hygene of the place