first Russian zoo was opened in 1864. It was a zoological garden at that time. Even during the Second World War the zoo stayed open and was visited by more than 6 billion people. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union the Moscow zoo was reconstructed and a new zoo was opened in 1997, the year of the 850th anniversary of Moscow. Nowadays our zoo is becoming more and more sophisticated and is constantly adapting to new conditions. You can see very diverse species of animals, birds and what not.
Pay a visit to the aquarium, terrarium, the study centre, the dolphinarium and even an animal theatre! Good mood is guaranteed!