Friday, October 31, 2008

Nikolaev Zoo

Nikolaev Zoo is famous like the best Zoo in Ukraine. So visiting Nikolaev, Ukraine you should definitely spend some time in its wonderful Zoo. Zoo’s inhabitants will amuse you and help you become close to the nature.

Nikolaev Zoo was founded by N. Levontovich in 1901. Since that time Nikolaev Zoo has been a good home for different animals, birds, fishes and etc. Nikolaev Zoo has a great number of inhabitants. To name just a few of them: bears, wolves, foxes, alligators, tigers, lions, bisons, deers, camels, goats, monkeys, squirrels, peacocks, parrots, fly-birds, eagles, anacondas and many other.

Here are some pictures taken in Nikolaev Zoo but browsing pictures will never substitute seeing animals in the real life.

Today Nikolaev Zoo comprises 3777 kinds of animals and for about 2800 animal units. 80 kinds of animals who live there are included into IUCN Red List. Nikolaev Zoo has the largest collection of animals and it always welcomes new visitors and everyone who enjoys coming to this place again and again.

If you want to see everything Nikolaev Zoo offers you should spend there for about 2 or even 3 hours but this time will be really exciting. Seeing the way peacock straightens its tail is really great as well as hearing the monkeys’ family quarrels. Friendly elephant will also present you a smile if you give it something tasty. Though, you should be careful while walking close to camels. Sometimes they are not in good spirits and they can simply spit at you. I also doubt you won’t be afraid when a lion will look closely at you. Frankly speaking you’ll be lucky if you see hippos. They prefer sleeping under the water. Who knows probably they are shy.

You’ll never get lost while walking along Nikolaev Zoo because it has a good navigation system. Saying this I mean signposts which point you in the right direction. So be attentive and you’ll see a lot. There is also the Museum of Nikolaev Zoo History for those of you who want to learn how this Zoo has been developing through years.

Nikolaev Zoo is a very nice place to visit especially in spring and summer when the grass and trees are green and the largest part of animals and birds are in their summer houses. I should confess winter time isn’t the best for you to visit Nikoalev Zoo. The animals are the same but they live in their winter houses so the smell isn’t very nice. Still you have a lot to see. So in a case you come to Nikolaev, Ukraine in winter I would also recommend you to see a great piece of nature located in the Nikolaev Zoo.

If you get tired while walking along Nikolaev Zoo you can either visit a café or find a cozy bench. Bright flowers, funny monuments and tall trees will help you relax. A small café situated in the Zoo won’t let you be hungry and thirsty.

The price for visiting Nikolaev Zoo is relatively low. Currently it’s for about $4 for an adult and $2 for a child. If you want to take some pictures you are welcomed!

Nikolaev Zoo has been numerously awarded for its achievements. It was the first Ukrainian Zoo which has become the member of WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums). It regularly accepts new animals, birds and fishes. Its collection is constantly growing and you’ll definitely enjoy seeing Zoo inhabitants and making pictures of them. I bet you’ll never regret visiting our Zoo because it offers a lot to see and hear. Hope this post was informative for you and you’ll have fun visiting Nikolaev Zoo.

No comments: