The Moscow Zoological Park has come a long way from a small zoological garden to the large scientific, educational and conservation institution of today.
The Moscow Zoological garden was founded by the All-Russia Emperor Society for Acclimatization of Plants and Animals in the middle of XIX century; it was opened for visitors on 13 of February 1964. Anatoly P. Bogdanov, Professor of the Moscow State University was one of the founders and organizers of the Zoological garden.
The Moscow zoo is one of the oldest in Europe. It was established in 1864. In our museum you can learn more about its history, and at the same time about the history of zoos in general. You will learn how zoos were created and why they are needed, you can discuss the details of the work of various specialists, without whom zoos could not exist.
The online tour is led by senior research assistant Elena Migunova.
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We invite you to a tour of the Moscow zoo. Here you can see our animals and learn something new about them. How pandas live and what they love the most, what do the largest apes – gorillas – eat, how zoos saved the Père David's deer and what the zoo does to prevent the extinction of rare species.
The online tour is led by the Elena Lysogorskaya, the head of the lectures and tours department.
The Moscow zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was opened on 31 January 1864 according to the Julian calendar, and at the time it was called zoological garden. Now the Moscow zoo houses more than 8,000 animals, belonging to more than 1,000 species from all over the world. Certain species were bred by the zoo's specialists for the first time in the world.
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