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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 zoo But it has alot of animals I diifrnntly recommend for any one visiting Bsku either you are single we other family and the ticket is just for 2 Manat each  more »
  • Very pojalsja in this place, because it did not want to see anything outside the Zoo's standards. But was happy to see close anywhere cleanliness, order, well-fed and groomed animals and is clearly interested in his work ideological staff.
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  • Residents of Azerbaijan (having been there you will feel it very well) are gigantomaniej, but a case of the Zoo, something went wrong, little Zoo entrance for a reasonable fee. Many birds and bears! Very curious and tactile ewes at the entrance of the Zoo actually makes depressing impression but all animals and birds are well maintained! A lot of visitors, and many curious kiddies)
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  • I've stopped visiting Zoos and circuses few years ago to affect these businesses as much as I can even if it's not that big of an impact. Anyway, few months ago my little cousins were desperately asking me to go to the Zoo as they love animals and they wanted to see the monkeys and bears so I decided to break my rule, which I regret. The animals are kept in horrible conditions and it's heartbreaking to see these beautiful creatures in toilet sized cages. IT almost made me cry seeing bears going nuts in the cages. Tigers! Freaking Tigers!!! are being kept in smallest cages I've ever seen. Same with wolfs. There was a beautiful huge owl which couldn't even open its wings because of the small cage it had. Only thing the owners of this forgotten place care about is some profit. The zoo was full with tourists and their income has increased drastically over the last few years which didn't improve the conditions anyhow. I ask everyone who's reading this comment to stop visiting zoos and circuses. If you love animals and want to see them just go watch a documentary movie, or go to the forest and try to observe them from distance without making them suffer and if you want to do something nice for your children just go get a cat/dog from shelter and it'll be more than enough.
  • By far the worst zoo I've ever been to. Definitely needs to be renovated or shut down. Very small places for the always hungry animals and not to mention the bad smells. Even Pakistan has a better zoo than this this was very very disappointing and sad to see.
  • terrible not even worth a star, the animals are kept behind bars!! the owner of the zoo is an animal lover and he said he would make the zoo better but he didn't#worse zoo I've been
  • I expected to show informations about the animalia but the only thing I saw bunch of coops and dirty places. Owners doesn't realy care animals and the cages are awfully unclean I think they dont clean the environment up for decades... It was an awful excursion. :(
  • Not organized not clean tha gard man there was angry because we did't submit the ticket and our tourist guide was talking to him politly
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