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Nerpinary, Listvyanka

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Zoo / Aquarium
At Nerpinary, see the rare freshwater seals of Lake Baikal. The timid seals are difficult to spot in their natural environment. Here you can watch the highly intelligent creatures sing, dance, play with balls, and count. After the performance you can also learn more about the world's largest freshwater lake. Visitors are not allowed to take photos or videos. Purchase tickets at the site immediately before the show. Arrange to visit Nerpinary and other attractions in Listvyanka using our Listvyanka travel itinerary planner.
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  • I went to see this attraction out of curiosity and to see how these poor seals are treated. They don't seem mistreated, but I find it sad to make them do all sort of tricks more ridiculous than the other giving them bits of fish to keep control over them. So, let them live their lives freely with their fellows in Lake Baikal. Of course, I doubt that they are now able to relive in the wild, but stop do that to poor defenseless animals.
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  • It is a pity that there is no possibility to take photos and videos, so wanted to share! The most important thing is not to get into a group with Chinese, see nothing better to ask the cashier how many come to fewer people. And the delight of visiting children and adults is guaranteed!
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  • Everything seems nice-kids in love. But the animal is very sorry. I wonder in what conditions they live there and training methods (:(
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  • I'm never sure why animals are housed (trapped?) in such cramped conditions, particularly when adjacent to their natural habitat. This place, like the rest of Listvyanka, is a dirty, touristy hole. Avoid.
  • A bit too commercialised
  • It's much better to see nerpa seals in the wild of the near lake Baikal
  • Very cute for seal show the price ia 350 ruble in may 2015 that I travel. Too bad they don't allowed to vdo or photo the show.
  • Exceptional statement by two seals. Worth it to go there, especially if you're with children, they will be very happy. There is a market where you can buy souvenirs
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