Zoopark Minsk


City: Minsk

Country: Belarus

Province: Minsk



Opend 09.08.1984



Species 306







The capital zoo shows especially local animals but also raretys like the Amur leopard, Amur tiger, the Jungle Cat and the Northern Sealion 

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Last visit 2014

Minsk Zoo
st. Tashkent - 40



Phone nr (1037517) 340-21-75

Open minimum 9am-6pm

Entrance only zoo
  • Adult 9,- BYR
  • Child 9,- BYR
Extras per person:
  • Dolphinarium up to 32 BYR - if you buy the tickets at the zooentrance the zoo and all buildings are included (www.nemominsk.com)


The Minsk Zoo was established in 1984 by nature amateurs from the Minsk Automobile Plant. Its founder and the first manager was Fedor Revsin, an engineer and a designer of the Minsk Automobile Plant, also the chairman of the Nature Amateurs Club of the plant. The first foster-children of the new Zoo were wild animals, which had found themselves in miserable condition (an injured white stork, swans, polluted with black oil in an industrial precipitation pond, young roes, small foxes and others). Owing to the support, rendered by the management of the plant and to enthusiasm of its employees, small Zoo with enclosures for animals was built in floodplain of the Svislach river, at the bank of a picturesque oxbow lake (former river-bed), not far from the plant. Even at that time, the animal collection counted in about 50 species, including those of non-local fauna, presented by other zoos from Grodno, Moscow, Leningrad, Mena etc. The Zoo first opened to visitors, who were mostly Minsk inhabitants, on August 9, 1984. This day is considered to be the day of the Minsk Zoo foundation. Then it had a name of a Zoological Garden by the Minsk Automobile Plant. Before the year of 1989, entrance to the Zoo used to be free. The Minsk Automobile Plant had provided financing of the Zoo. In 1987 the director of the Zoo, Fedor Revsin had agreed on a development project of the zoological garden on the area of 17 hectares. His major development concept was the development of water- and shorebird enclosures, as well as enclosures for animals of moderate latitudes. In 1988 Minsk Automobile plant began construction. However, complicated economical situation in the country interfered with the realization of the Zoo development project. The plant had to give up the construction, and it was frozen. Just 50% of the fence to surround for 17 hectares was managed. Animals had to be kept in the enclosures and rooms which had been built during 1984-1988. In such a state the zoological garden had existed for years of Perestroika and economical reforms. Only owing to enthusiasm of its employees, the Zoo survived, lived, accepted visitors, extended its collection and bred animals. In 1994 the zoological garden acquired at last the status of the Minsk Municipal Zoo, as well as municipal subsidy for feeding animals. However, its development and capital construction were kept by municipal authorities due to various ecological factors: such as, the zoo was quite near to the industrial area of the plant, Chizhovka lake, its location in floodplain of the Svislach river. Finally, in 1999, as licenses and permissions were obtained, capital construction of the 1st line in frames of the Zoo development commenced. In years of 1999-2001 the objects of the 1st line were completed: the veterinary center (area occupied of 400m2), 15 new enclosures for animals, kitchen and feeding room for animals (250 m2), toilet for visitors (100 m2), parking area for 50 cars, main entrance. Also the perimeter boundary (fence) was finished. 2015 did zoos largest project opened, the Orinco pavillion with Jaguars, tapirs and a lot of other animals
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After paying the entrance fee and walking down stairs to the entrance we keep to the right and on the left hand meet guereza and ferrets. Behind the white building are some cages for other small carnivores, like the lynx. Opposite we find aviaries for birds of prey and owls. Next to them are monkeys and wallabies and the ostrich. across is an enclosure for roe deer. Back at the main road we keep left and are going to the lake with water fowl: Near it are enclosures with fallow deer amd the milu. Next to them we meet carnivores like thered fox and brown bears. The next area is full of stables and aviaries, here we meet pheasant and prairie dogs. <behind is still the water fowl lake, but theres as well an aviary for flamingos. To the right is the childrens zoo with ponys and goats to pet. Going a bit more there is an enclosure for Northern fur seal ans a large dolphinarium for bottlenosed dolphins. Now we reached the area for ungulates like llamas and pecaris. The next enclosures are home for the moos and wolves. Inside there house we find capybaras, serval and meerkats. Oposite is a monkey house with hamadryas baboons. Now going to the terrarium we can look at snakes, crocodiles and lizards. Inside the childrens zoo house is a small aquarium with especially tropical fresh water fish. Opposite we find the wisent, yak and markhors. In this area we also find the large cats like the lions and tigers. Heading for the exit we then look at the Bactrian camels.

DE: Der Hauptstadtzoo zeigt Grosse Tümmler, Wisente und Elche. Er hat ein kleines Aquarium und ein kleines Terrarium

DK: Hovedstadzooen viser øresvin, wisenter og elge. Haven råder over et lille akvarie og et lille terrarie
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