Losiny Ostrov National Park, Moscow

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Losiny Ostrov National Park is the first national park of Russia. It is located in Moscow and Moscow Oblast and is the third largest forest in a city of comparable size, after Table Mountain National Park and Pedra Branca State Park .
Losiny Ostrov is one of a few locations in Moscow where one can see wild animals in their natural environment, including the moose. In total there are 44 species of mammals and 170 bird species, 9 amphibian species, 5 reptile species and 19 fish species.
The total area of the national park in 2001 was 116.21 km², (28,717 acres). Forest occupied 96.04 km² (83% of area) of the total, of which 30.77 km² (27%) fall within the boundaries of Moscow city. Other land types in the park include 1.69 km² (2%) of water and 5.74 km², or 5% of swamp. An additional 66.45 km² is reserved for expansion of the park.
The park is divided into the three functional zones: Especially protected, 53.94 km² (47%), closed to the public; For training and excursion, 31.30 km² (27%) is open for restricted visits along established routes; Recreational, 29.81 km² (26%), is open for mass entry.
Geographically, the park occupies the joint of the Meshchera Lowlands and Klin-Dmitrov chine, which is the watershed of the Moskva River and Klyazma River. The relief of the territory is a slightly undulating plain. The true altitudes of the locality vary from 146 m (floodlands of the Yauza River) to 175 m above sea level. In the center part of the park relief is expressed weakly. The most picturesque locality is on the southwest of the park, where the above-floodplain terraces of the Yauza River are clearly expressed with the sufficiently steep slopes to its floodlands.
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  • There is no way to waste time unless you live a 5 minute walk away. Thrash and snare. Littered roadsides. It's just a forest. But not designed to be in it walking.
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  • Beautiful park within the city limits. Not many capitals in the world can boast of the presence of such a natural park. The park itself includes 6 (!) Forest Park zones, has 116 square kilometers of territory. Here there is Losnaya Bistop, Arboretum, museum "Russian Life". The name itself is known in history since 1406 years. One of the most beautiful places in Moscow and the region. I recommend it unequivocally.
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  • On the Internet you can find a lot of information and reviews about the perfect location-Losina biostation. We were there a group of 5 parents, including many children, with preschool and junior school age. We loved it and we recommend to visit it! But I would not write a review if not for one circumstance. :) What usually makes us go to a favorite artist for concerts or movies? We want to meet with someone who is nice and close in spirit, feel personal contact even in the big hall and get Udo...
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