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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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  • Not for the first time at the Zoo. We like the son was thrilled to see the animals. Good idea-visit the Zoo Monday: people generally anyone not as crowded and noise. In winter, most of the animals in warm enclosures, p.e. and do not freeze in the cold. Price 500 rubles per person.
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  • We are at the Zoo several times per year. The Zoo is divided into 2 large territory. Animals so much, there is a show of marine animals for an extra fee. So all who are not indifferent to recommend, as well as families with children. Minus for permanent repairs.
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  • We went on a snowy Monday in January, and we practically had the entire park for ourselves. However, since it was so cold, about 30-40% of the animals were nowhere to be seen and many of the gift and ...  more »
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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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The capital of Russia and a huge metropolis, Moscow offers a plethora of different types of accommodations. Many renowned hotel chains are represented in the city, and some of its hotels rank among the world's most luxurious and expensive. Those traveling on a more modest budget can choose among the boutique or Soviet-era hotels. There are also numerous hostels and short-term rental apartments throughout the city. When choosing a place to stay, especially if you're only planning for a short visit, always bear in mind the size of Moscow. Staying too far from the center might mean that the precious time you could spend on sightseeing will be wasted in traffic and transport.
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