Saturday, September 23, 2017

Children under seven free at the Yekaterinburg Zoo

Since the start of the new year, the Yekaterinburg Zoo has begun allowing children under the age of seven in for free.

Prior to Jan. 1, the cost was $3 for children, students and pensioners, while adults had to pay $6. Children over the age of three also cost $3 and a birth certificate was needed to verify age, E1.ru reports.

All children who visit the zoo must be accompanied by and adult.

The zoo is open on weekdays from 10:00 to 7:00 and on weekends and holidays from 10:00 to 8:00. The ticket office closes an hour before the zoo closes.

Founded in 1930, the Yekaterinburg Zoo has more than 1,000 animals and over 300 species, with more than 70 endangered species listed in the IUCN Red List, the Red List of Russia and the Red List of the Middle Ural.

According to WorldWalk.info, the endangered species include Siberian tigers, a snow leopard, Fossa cats, Amur leopards, lion-tailed macaques, chimpanzees, an Indian elephant, Steller's sea eagles, Demoiselle cranes, salmon-crested cockatoos, a Cuban crocodile, an Indian python, a radiated tortoise, a tomato frog and many others.

The zoo is located at 189 Mamina-Sibiryaka St.