The Kiev Zoo (Ukrainian: Київський Зоопарк, Kyivskyi Zoopark) is one of the largest zoos in the formerSoviet Union and the only zoo in Kiev, Ukraine. Situated on about 40 hectares (99 acres), the zoo is cared for by 378 staff members and receives about 280,000 visitors annually.
The different landscape allows the relative comfort for animals in their artificial habitat. According to CBC “the zoo has 2,600 animals from 328 species”, including a pair of elephants. 130 different kinds of trees and bushes decorate the zoo’s islands.
The zoo is also a research centre, working on acclimatization of far land animals, preserving and reproduction of rare animals, such as the Amur tigers, bisons, Przewalski’s Horses and some others.