Moscow Zoo

Moscow Zoo (B.Gruzinskaya, 1 Moscow) – this is one of the oldest zoos in Europe (opening in 1864 – when it was known as the Zoological Park). The Zoo has since gone through the Communist revolution, and was even open during the height of World War II (1941) – when it generated a million visitors. At this time, it maintains over 8,000 of animals belonging to more than 1,000 species of world fauna. One of the main attractions is the big cats section (which includes several Siberian tigers). With renovations completed after the fall of Communism, the zoo’s entrance was made to look like a fairy-tale castle with towers and a waterfall. Admission: RUB 300 (adult), free for children under 18 years, students, seniors and the disabled. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm (daily/winter), 10 am – 8 pm (daily/summer)(closed on Mondays).