Lietuvos Zoologijos sodas (Lithuanian zoo)

City: Kaunas

Country: Lithuania

Province: Kaunas



Opend 01.07.1938



Species 258



This zoo shows especially the native animals, but also kulans, rhinoceros's and tigers

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Last visitet 2013



Lietuvos Zoologijos Sodas
Radvilenu pl. 21
LT- 50299 Kaunas


Phone 37 33 25 40



Open minimum 9am-4pm



Entrance fee

  • Adult 5 €
  • Child 3 €
  • Family*/** 15/17 €
*Family tickets are valid for 2 parents and 2 children
**Family tickets are valid for 2 parents and 3 or more children

Kids will love the petting zoo


July 1, 1938, 5 p.m. the Zoo was officially opened. The following were present at the opening: Minister of Education prof. Tonkūnas, Minister of Justice Masiulis, Deputy Minister of Engineering Jankevičius, vice-mayor pik. Rusteika, many professors, heads of government institutions, public figures, members of the press and other invited guests. Several hundred people gathered at the original garden gate before the opening. On the opening day, the exhibition consisted of only 40 exhibits: 5 foxes, 1 red deer, 3 moose, boar, white stork, gray heron, eagles, owls, fallow deer, 2 wolves, raccoons, ferrets, vultures, donkeys and English park cattle. It was prof. Animals donated to him by Tadas Ivanauskas and other zoos. During the year, the zoo was replenished with up to 150 exhibits. The Warsaw Zoo, which donated several species of rare exotic animals, especially helped the Kaunas Zoo. From 1941 to 1958, as many as 5 former garden directors - Zelnys, Skaudžius, Tamošiūnas, Kuzminskas and Šarmaitienė - devoted their forces to the development of the zoo. From 1958 to 1985, Algimantas Andriuškevičius headed the zoo. On December 4 of the same year, Kaunas Zoo was awarded the name of the Republican Zoo. During this period, it was greatly expanded and maintained, new aviaries and pavilions were built, and the collection of animals increased every year. At that time, the garden grew from a meager collection and from wooden buildings to an almost modern one with almost 3,000 animals and over 400 species of zoo. The collection consisted of a significant number of rare and endangered animals included in the International Red Data Book. The Lithuanian Zoo was famous for the successful breeding of rare and endangered animal species, such as yellow-throated marten, whose pup was born in 1973, the second case in the world, and the snow leopard, born in 1962, was the first case in the Soviet Union. Amur and Bengal tigers, cheetahs, leopards, hippos and many others successfully bred. The Lithuanian Zoo is a candidate member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) and has been participating in the European Rare and Endangered Animals Breeding Program (EEP) since 1992.  
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After paying the entrance fee we turn right to meet the rein deer and some shetland ponys.  Following the path we soon se llamas. Across we find the Amur tiger and prairie dogs. On the right hand its then time to meet Bactrian camels, pecaris, guanacos and the wisent. Across we find donkeys living together with sheep and llamas. Next door is the maned wolf. Near the exit we turn left and have aviaries for small european carnivores like the badger and beech marten. On the right we then see owls and the coaty. Following are white wolfes and the Eurasian lynx. Across we find the snow leopard and the bell deer. Passing the lynx once more to meet the lion. On the right hand wee then have several aviaries for carnivores like raccoons and fennec fox. At the end of the path we find the tropical house, in the basement is a small aquarium, on the ground floor a terrarium and on the first floor birds as well as flying fox's and tupaias. Going a bit back we are having on the left hand otters and grey seals. Then follows the childrens zoo with farm animals like goats and pot-bellieg pigs. A bit later we find corsac fox's and a monkey house with vervet monkeys among others. Then following the path to the right going quite down the hill we meet siberian ibex, barbary sheep and the mountain goat. After some pheasants and going behind the ungulate house we are heading for some lakes, home to pelicans, black swans and several duck species. Behind one fo these lakes is a path on which we find a house for parrots and several hughe aviaries. Here we find birds of preys, white storcks and the eagle owl. Returning to the ungulate house we now meet giraffes, pygmy hippos, red-necked wallaby, South American Tapir, Böhm's zebra, kulans as well as blu wildebeests. Passing the Siberian ibex once more going up hill we soon se a small monkey house with common marmosets. Befor heading to the exit we meet the striped hyena.

DE: Dieser Zoo zeigt selten gezeigte Arten wie dass Streifen Gnu und Sibirische Steinböcke, hat aber auch ein kleines Tropenhaus in 3 Etagen

DK: Denne have viser sjælden viste arter som det stribet gnu og sibiriske stenbuk. Ligeledes findes et lille tropisk hus på 3 etager
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