Zoo of St. Petersburg (The Leningrad Zoo or Leningradskiy Zoopark , sometimes called the Saint Petersburg Zoo or Sankt-Peterburgskiy Zoopark ) - one of the oldest zoos in Russia and one of the northernmost zoo in the world. It began his work in 1865 as a private menagerie, and still pleases residents and visitors alike. The zoo is located in the historic city center near its main attractions. Located near Peter and Paul Fortress, near the cruiser Aurora. This area is always a lot of tourists and there are many who wish to visit the zoo. Leningrad Zoo is a unique living museum of nature in the heart of a major city. It contains more than 650 animal species, more than 3,600 copies.
Currently, the zoo occupies an area of 7.4 hectares and is one of the smallest zoo in Russia. Here you can see the inhabitants of all continents of the Earth. Since the founding of the zoo is practically not grown and this is his main problem. Currently planned to build a new zoo in the Petersburg neighborhood Yuntolovo.
The new zoo will be a branch of the existing zoo. At the heart of the city remain smaller animals and larger transferred to Yuntolovo. According to forecasts, the new zoo will attend about 1,5-2 million visitors. Competition for the construction of a new zoo in Yuntolovo won the French company "Beckmann-N'Thepe".
Adults - 350 rubles
Students - 150 rubles
School children - 100
Open 10:00 to 20:00.
Address: 197198 Russia, St. Petersburg, Alexander Park, 1,
The nearest metro station "Sportivnaja", "Gorkovskaya".