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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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  • August 4, 2017
    Excellent site and there is a place for coffee and tea shops to sell popcorn and some drinks there are a number of birds, Lions and bears and some animal fun for kids and the next Lake and meetings, but place the animals and animals very sad dirty and relatively narrow cages ask officials either attention or shut it down ASAP.
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  • July 12, 2017
    I've been to many zoos in my life and Baku's zoo is by far the saddest zoo I've ever seen. For a nice city like Baku with all the new modern and beautiful buildings, the zoo is such a disgrace. It sho...  more »
  • June 29, 2017
    We spent an hour at the Baku Zoo last week and that was enough for me. A city can be judged on how it treats its zoo animals and the zoo is not a good place for any animals so Baku fails. The zoo look...  more »
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  • July 3, 2017
    Very small All over round will takes you 30 minutes. No much animals. Not recommended
  • March 3, 2017
    This is a small and old zoo. Not much changed in very long time. Not expensive.
  • June 11, 2017
    Old zoo in an urgent need of reconstruction. Animals are kept in poor conditions.
  • March 31, 2017
    Old Zoo needs a reconstruction. Animals don't feel themselves good in there.
  • July 12, 2017
    Poor animals...

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