In 1922, construction began in Odessa Zoo on the Promenade, near the lower garden Vorontsov Palace.
The main merit in organizing the first zoo in Odessa, belongs to one of the energetic leaders of society "Yugoklimat" Henry Vladimirovich Beizert
In December 1927, was declared the All-Union competition to design a zoo in Odessa. Immediately, three projects have been adopted as the basis for building the future of the zoo. Construction of the Zoo on the Arcadia Road was begun in 1929
In 1992, in accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On the nature reserve," the zoo received the status of protected area of national importance and became a part of nature reserve fund of Ukraine.
Odessa zoo collection includes 153 species and includes 720 copies. At the zoo operates aquaterrarium.
In Odessa zoo contains rare animals listed in the Red Book of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the European Red List and Red Data Book of Ukraine - 24 species.
Many of them have successfully propagated. These include: Far Eastern leopards, Przewalski's horse, the Turkmen kulan, European mouflon, baboons, gamadrily, brown bears, prairie cranes, falcons, saker falcon, owls and many others. etc.
Odessa Zoo - the only in Ukraine, where he successfully bred the Indian elephants, which have become proud parents of three elephants.
In 1992, the happy couple was born the first baby elephant. Toddler Elephant named Shem, he was known under the name of an artist and became Fantik European circus.
Vykormlen her adoptive mother artificially - zav.sektsiey predatory animals and Proboscidea Popova, LN In 1998 a girl was born, a baby elephant weighing about 90 kg, she was named Tandy, now she lives in Kharkov zoo.
October 17, 2004 at Taroona and Wendy was born on third elephant, who was named Duke.
A few years undermining the Odessa zoo born offspring of the rare animals - Amur leopards and snow leopards in Russian. They live in the Far East. Amur leopard is one of the most beautiful and rare cats of the world fauna.
In nature, these animals have no more than 40 individuals, and they are protected by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Black cats and Amur leopards Jana Java came into being a mother of Linda June 21, 2006. Their unusual color, not like a parent, is associated with an increased content in the body of black pigment melanin.
Odessa Zoo - not only the center of conservation and breeding of wild animals. Particular attention is paid to issues of education, environmental education of youth. For children and school staff holds regular environmental zoo holidays, the traditional and the kids and loved ones.
Zoo operates seven days a week:
in summer from 9.00 to 20.00
in winter from 9.00 to 17.00
Excursion booking by phone.: (0482) 344-773
Address: Odessa, Novoschepnoy series, 25 (near the "Privoz")