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Moscow Zoo celebrates its 155th birthday

February 12, 17:18 UTC+3

Founded in 1864, Moscow zoo is one of the oldest in Europe and is home to roughly 1000 species of animals

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Asiatic lionesses are seen in their enclosure at Moscow Zoo
Asiatic lionesses are seen in their enclosure at Moscow Zoo
Asiatic lionesses are seen in their enclosure at Moscow Zoo
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Founded in 1864, Moscow zoo is one of the oldest in Europe and is home to roughly 1000 species of animals
Founded in 1864, Moscow zoo is one of the oldest in Europe and is home to roughly 1000 species of animals
Founded in 1864, Moscow zoo is one of the oldest in Europe and is home to roughly 1000 species of animals
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
In 1864-1865, the zoo was home to more than 134 domestic animal species and 160 wild animal species
In 1864-1865, the zoo was home to more than 134 domestic animal species and 160 wild animal species
In 1864-1865, the zoo was home to more than 134 domestic animal species and 160 wild animal species
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Alaskan tundra wolves are seen in their enclosure at the zoo
Alaskan tundra wolves are seen in their enclosure at the zoo
Alaskan tundra wolves are seen in their enclosure at the zoo
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Moscow zoo currently has over 7500 animals
Moscow zoo currently has over 7500 animals
Moscow zoo currently has over 7500 animals
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Moscow zoo covers an area of about 21.5 hectares
Moscow zoo covers an area of about 21.5 hectares
Moscow zoo covers an area of about 21.5 hectares
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
A sheep is seen in its enclosure at the zoo in Moscow
A sheep is seen in its enclosure at the zoo in Moscow
A sheep is seen in its enclosure at the zoo in Moscow
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
A polar bear is seen in its enclosure at the zoo
A polar bear is seen in its enclosure at the zoo
A polar bear is seen in its enclosure at the zoo
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
A markhor at the zoo in Moscow
A markhor at the zoo in Moscow
A markhor at the zoo in Moscow
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Flamingoes are seen in their enclosure at the zoo
Flamingoes are seen in their enclosure at the zoo
Flamingoes are seen in their enclosure at the zoo
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Moscow zoo studies animal's behavior, feeding and reproduction, and breeds rare endangered species
Moscow zoo studies animal's behavior, feeding and reproduction, and breeds rare endangered species
Moscow zoo studies animal's behavior, feeding and reproduction, and breeds rare endangered species
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Ducks are seen at Moscow Zoo
Ducks are seen at Moscow Zoo
Ducks are seen at Moscow Zoo
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
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Asiatic lionesses are seen in their enclosure at Moscow Zoo
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Founded in 1864, Moscow zoo is one of the oldest in Europe and is home to roughly 1000 species of animals
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
In 1864-1865, the zoo was home to more than 134 domestic animal species and 160 wild animal species
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Alaskan tundra wolves are seen in their enclosure at the zoo
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Moscow zoo currently has over 7500 animals
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Moscow zoo covers an area of about 21.5 hectares
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
A sheep is seen in its enclosure at the zoo in Moscow
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
A polar bear is seen in its enclosure at the zoo
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
A markhor at the zoo in Moscow
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Flamingoes are seen in their enclosure at the zoo
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Moscow zoo studies animal's behavior, feeding and reproduction, and breeds rare endangered species
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS
Ducks are seen at Moscow Zoo
© Mikhail Japaridze/TASS

On February 12, 1864, the Moscow Zoo opened its doors for the first time to the public. In 1864-1865, the zoo was home to more than 134 domestic animal species and 160 wild animal species. The Moscow Zoo currently has over 7,500 animals representing about 1,000 species and covers an area of about 21.5 hectares. See the images of the zoo's inhabitants.

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