I am posting a few photos of the Kharkiv Zoo, where I was six months ago. I wandered into it shortly after a tour of Kharkiv Nature Museum. The conclusion I made is that you need to go to all zoos in the summer, unless, of course, this is some kind of tropical country. Some of the animals are hidden in warm rooms, and the rest on the street look rather sad. Still, such a system of keeping in cages is outdated and it is much more pleasant to watch animals in large enclosures or in general in nature, as is done in modern zoos in Asia or in some African national parks. I myself have not been, but heard a lot. On the other hand, how else can you make a zoo in the city center??
There are beautiful animals, there are those that you feel sorry for, and there are those that are even unpleasant to look at. For me, this was the boar. He's somehow nasty, to put it mildly. And yet I'm a little afraid of him. I would not like to meet him in the dark forest.
But another animal, I forgot what they are called (something like a gazelle), I wanted to stroke on the contrary. Such a clean, fluffy and soft coat ...
There are also aquariums here. First of all, this pavilion was pleasant because it was warm there and did not smell like the others. In addition, colorful fish are pleasing to the eye and cheer up while it is cold and gray outside. I still remember Aquarium in Kuala Lumpur and its colorful inhabitants, some of which are in the outdoor pools and can be stroked.
There are not many backyards at the Kharkov Zoo and, as I understand it, soon there will be no more. All its large territory is used, there is not enough empty space.
Kharkiv Zoo - opening hours and ticket price
The official website of the Kharkiv Zoo - zoo.kharkov.ua
Works every day from 8 am until the end of the day, seven days a week.
Ticket price: adult - 30 UAH, children under 5 years old free of charge, from 5 to 12 years old 10 UAH, from 13 years old - 30 UAH.
P.S By the way, what do you think about the Moscow zoo, is it worth going? And then I was there still deep in childhood, when carbonated water was sold in vending machines.