Love König: Kaliningrad Zoo
Kaliningrad Zoo is one of the three historical and oldest zoos in Russia, along with the zoos in Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is located on the site of the former Königsberg Zoo, which was founded by German businessman Hermann Klaass in 1896 and was withdrawn from Kaliningrad after the Second World War.
As a successor of the Königsberg Zoo, the Kaliningrad Zoo is peculiar in that it still houses a number of the historical sites that were built in the early 20th century, some of them still practically unchanged.
At the moment, the Kaliningrad Zoo covers an area of 16.7 hectares, and is home to more than three thousand animals.
The most valuable and unique exhibitions in the museum include:
- * a collection of historical postcards and photographs of the Königsberg Zoo;
- * the Königsberg Tieregarten tea and tableware set
- * originals of newspapers with articles about the life of the Königsberg Zoo; 1936, 1938, 1939 and 1940 guides to the Königsberg Zoo.
The Kaliningrad Zoo is a permanent member of the Eurasian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EARAZA), which unites zoos of the CIS and near-abroad countries, as well as a candidate member of the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums).
The zoo participates in many international programs for the breeding and conservation of rare species of animals.
Address: No. 26-Mira Ave., Kaliningrad. Phone: +7 (4012) 21-89-14
Schedule of the Kaliningrad Zoo: daily from 9.00 hrs. to 20.00 hrs.