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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. Plan to see Moscow Zoo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Moscow vacation generator.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Complete frustration! Those who write positive reviews apparently have not seen other zoos! Visit Rostov or Safari in Gelendzhik. Half empty cells, no one asphalt. You can bypass it for half an hour. 500 roubles for ducks, goats, sheep and chickens certainly famously!
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  • August 19, 2017
    Contains many types of tropical and aquatic wildlife and many others, you need between 2 to 5 hours to roam throughout the Park. Prefers to go by Metro as it is his very next g
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  • August 18, 2017
    Big, beautiful zoo. Entrance 500 r., children 6 years old are free of charge. A variety of animals, which you will not see in other zoos. Spacious aviaries (although registration liked in the Leningrad Zoo). Not worth coming in Monday, as Aviary with nocturnal animals, wolves have closed discharge day, spiders, too, have a rest, and would like to look at them. Go here must, but personally my family at the Zoo Safari in Crimea enjoyed more strongly — there you can feed giraffes, such impressions are difficult to beat:)
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  • Moscow Zoo is at its best. There is new territory there with amazing sea lion, white polar bears, gorillas, who are nursing their new-born babies right now. Devote a whole day to this trip to enjoy every bit of the zoo. Make sure to bring cash, as most food services do not accept cards. It was an exciting day for me.
  • Very big Zoo with two sites - old and new territory. If you want to watch all exhibitions and animals you need to reserve at least half day.
  • The zoo is really nice to explore...it has soo many variety of animals including all kinds of reptiles,aquatic animals nd it even has a separate place with different monkeys from worldwide...u must visit with a good pair of shoes as u have to walk a lot nd it can take almost 3 hours...in all it is really great..
  • The range of animals is very impressive but the quality and size of the enclosures are poor.
  • Frankly, it could have been better. The collection of animals is impressive, that goes without saying. However, I wish the territory was kept in a cleaner state. Otherwise, it's totally worth a visit. Besides, university students are allowed in for free!

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