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Moscow Zoo, Moscow

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With over 100 years of history, Moscow Zoo provides a place for you and your family to view and interact with animals. Founded in 1864, the zoo suffered from negelect in the 1980s, but it has been renovated and built out extensively. View over 6,000 animals of 1,000 species, and see the recently added aquarium, aviary, and exhibits of sea lions and nocturnal animals. Other highlights include the penguin pool, big cats, and primate house. Young kids will enjoy the children's zoo, which features animals from fairy tales. Use our Moscow trip tool to arrange your visit to Moscow Zoo and other attractions in Moscow.
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  • It was the first time I saw a zoo in winter, covered in snow. I knew I should expect to see many exhibitions closed and I accepted it. My problem with the zoo was seeing many animals in a really bad c...  more »
  • Were in the Zoo and children are very happy, albeit cold outside, but a walk brought pleasure, I advise)
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  • Today in the Moscow Zoo. Few people have seen. Of course, winter etc. But winter is most of the year and exposure necessary to arrange accordingly. In January we were at the Zoo in Nizhny Novgorod. See more animals. There organized everything so that you can see all the winter and without pity or disgust. So, perhaps, for nothing Moscow Zoo refuses to move to the new location. Today our mood did Japanese Macaque (but they recognized stars on the most happening place), peacocks (they came out of the cage and sang, though is their loud "Mjaau" definitely not singing), and gorillas. The latter can remain pressed very long. There's the male with the appearance of King Kong lives with big family who relentlessly monitors them and "shhemitsja" as teenagers nearby. This common model of the family, which I personally would not want to live.
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  • Great zoo! We have small kids so the fact that inside the zoo you can access anything with a stroller, that's a huge plus! The animals are so close! You really have to exercise caution. But they are so beautiful and cool to see you close! The facility is nice and themed. It's taken very good care of. The restrooms are plentiful and clean. This is a great spot to visit for anyone coming to Moscow for a few days, or if you simply love animals!
  • It's a good way to escape city for a bit, if you can't go out of town. Though going in the noon of a hot weekend was bad idea, because it was crowded, obviously, and because many animals were hiding in the shadows or sleeping away. Also map was kind of useless. And, to be completely honest, visiting zoo seems like a good idea in theory, but once you go there and see all these beautiful animals locked and kind of lonely, it is also sad. Otherwise, it was all good, convenient territory, lots of places to eat, benches along the walks etc.
  • A great zoo. To make it a 5-star experience, they need to add more convenience features. For example, the petting zoo feed is sold without plastic bags or cups...
  • The animals were not energetic. They were depressed. The wolves were too skinny as if no one feeds them properly. The penguin were fun. Overall, it is a Must-see
  • The place to spend a whole day in. A great area with a lot of interesting and rare animals. Places to rest and have a bite or two available.

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