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Nikolaev Zoo, Mykolayiv

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Zoo / Aquarium
Nestled in a pristine green area, provides for about 2,800 animals representing 377 species, some of which are endangered. Dating back to 1901, the zoo started off as the private aquarium collection of the mayor. Over time, it grew into an institution with one of the richest varieties of animals in the country. In 2003, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums added it to their list, making it the first one in Ukraine to be internationally certified. Walk through the grounds and encounter wild and domestic animals of all kinds and sizes: you'll see tigers at play, observe hippopotamuses, and watch the monkeys. For Nikolaev Zoo and beyond, use our Mykolayiv itinerary planner to get the most from your Mykolayiv vacation.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A wonderful place where you can spend time with your family. all ING beautiful and well cared for. The animals are kept clean. You can grab a bite to eat
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  • The Zoo wants to always even because I want to support the animals by purchasing a ticket. Excellent collection of animals, most happy polar bear friend and Gorilla his spontaneous behavior.
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  • Favorite Zoo, where you can walk for hours. Go there at least 5 times a year. A large collection of animals soon promise to bring giraffes and elephants.
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Google
  • "Three Siberian #Tiger cubs destined for a zoo in war-torn #Syria have been rescued after being trapped in an unmarked, maggot-infested crate for a week. The #Tigers, which were being transported from #Ukraine, arrived at #Beirut airport in #Lebanon inside a tiny crate, where they could not stand or move and were forced to urinate and defecate on each other". THIS ZOO ABUSE ANIMALS.
  • It's nice place for a date, or family gathering. This zoo has a few cafe within the territory. But I've been to Zoo in Prague and in comparison with that one Mykolayiv Zoo animals look sad. I know the staff does what they can to keep it up, they have a few investors helping with food for animals.
  • I've been told this is one of the best zoos in Ukraine. Many different animals, but animals are not groomed and look like they are not fed well enough. Definitely worth going here is you have small kids.
  • Very interesting zoo park, almost have every available animals except the elephant, Giraffe, penguins. If you're thinking to go and see every animal there you need at least a 2-3 hours to watch all of them.
  • Great place to visit while You`re in Nikolaev. Great zoo, definitely recommend. Much better than Kiev Zoo.