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.
Nikolaev Zoo Reviews
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 »
This zoo began with a collection of butterflies, in the middle of the 19th century. Now this is a big collection. It's hard to say whether it's the largest in Ukraine. But the animal “King of the... more »
Pleasant experience for my boys. They enjoyed seeing all the animals. I know this is one of the better zoos in Ukraine... natural habitats, etc., and we chose a nice day to visit -- not hot! There is plenty of shade from trees throughout the park. However, you just can't compare to U.S. zoos. The smell is pretty bad and I think more could be done about that. Overall, though, it is a great activity idea in Mykolaiv.
The oldest and the most full zoo since the old Soviet Union collapse. Founded by Leontovych, Ukrainian composer, whose Christmas carol "Carol of the Bells" is the world's jewel. Pleasant and nice place to go with kids and family.
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