Moscow zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It was opened on January 31, 1864 in the old style and was called the Zoological garden. It was organized by the Imperial Russian society for acclimatization of animals and plants. The beginning of its existence is connected with the remarkable names of professors of the Moscow University Karl Frantsevich Roulier, Anatoly Petrovich Bogdanov and Sergey Alekseevich Usov. Children under 17 years old can visit the zoo free of charge accompanied by their parents.
Moscow zoo is home to more than 8,000 individuals of 1001 species from the animal world. It work includes not only the conservation of species, but also the study of their lives. It is involved in many international projects for the conservation of individuals who may disappear from the face of the earth. Conducts lectures, seminars and various excursions for children. The Zoo is building new pavilions, for example, there was a rare beauty and equipment "Exotarium", "Night world" and many other interesting rooms. "Exotarium" are aquariums where you can see the amazing world of coral reefs. The aquariums are well lit, so 100 species of fish from the three world's oceans are clearly visible.The visitors of Moscow Zoo are not allowed to: 1. feed the animals; 2. enter service and building areas; 3. climb over the fences and let children stand on the safety barriers; 4. enter the Zoo premises with the pets; 5. cause disturbance, play radios or tape recorders, etc.; 6. tease and touch the animals. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.All visitors breaking the rules of Moscow Zoo will be fined.