It was founded in 1865 by animal lovers Sophia and Julius Hebgardt. The zoo covers a territory of 7.5 hectares. The symbol of the Zoo is the Polar bear, as these rare arctic animals have been regularly breeding there since 1937. The zoo houses nearly 2,000 animals from 410 species, including some rare examples. Additionally, there are more than a few exhibitions devoted to various topics (primates, ornithological, herbivora). If you wish to take photos, you can purchase permission for snap shots and permission to use your video camera. The Exotarium is open from 10a to 8p.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
- Nearest Train: Sportivnaja