Rostov-na-Donu Zoo (Ростовский-на-Дону зоопарк)

The Rostov-na-Donu Zoo is opened since 1927; it is one of the largest zoos in Russia. The zoo occupies the territory of 56 Ha. The Rostov-na-Donu Zoo is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria.

The multitudinous animals inhabit the zoo, including Asia’s elephants, camels, llamas, kangaroo, crocodiles, and others. The birds are represented by flamingo, cranes, and eagles and others. Several species of animals are included in the Red Book of Russian Federation and the IUCN Red List.

The aquarium contains South American crabs, rare fresh-water skates, local fishes from the Don River. There are the American, African, and Middle-Asian snakes, turtles and other reptiles.

The Rostov-na-Donu zoo is a large green area; the oldest oaks in the city grow here.

Open hours and price

From April to September

Daily from 8 to 20 (ticket office till 19)

From October to March

Daily from 8 to 18 (ticket office till 17)

Exotarrium, aquarium, terrarium, elephant house, lemur house – all year around from 9 to 17

Ticket price 250 rubles

How to get to the Rostov-na-Donu Zoo

Rostov-na-Donu, Zoologicheskaya Ulitsa, 3

In the Russian language – Ростов-на-Дону, Зоологическая улица, 3


Rostov-on-Don Zoo website in the Russian language

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