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. Put Nikolaev Zoo at the forefront of your travel plans using our Mykolayiv trip maker tool.
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Nice slow paced family zoo. Easy to get to and plenty of trees on a hot day. Nice Restaurants Nearby
Nice slow paced family zoo. Easy to get to and plenty of trees on a hot day. Nice Restaurants Nearby more »
Whilst hardly recommended, it is worth a visit if only to help fund the place. It seems as if the re are as many empty cages as occupied ones and the conditions.... need work in most cases. This is...
Whilst hardly recommended, it is worth a visit if only to help fund the place. It seems as if the re are as many empty cages as occupied ones and the conditions.... need work in most cases. This is... more »
Often cited as one of the best animal attractions in the Ukraine, Mykolaiv Zoo has 5,500 inhabitants from more than 500 species. Children will be most excited about a visit, getting to see big cats like lions and tigers, as well as a pair of polar bears, African elephants, meerkats, wallabies, wolves and many more of their favourites. The zoo also has the ever-popular farm area where kids can meet and pet goats and gentle Bactrian camels.
Feeding time was excellent. Good to see some rebuilding work and development. Lots of different animals.
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