On May 18, 2021, a meeting of the Standing Committee on Planning, Budgeting and Finance was held at Kharkiv Zoo. Within the framework of the meeting, issues were considered on the implementation of the City Program for the Renovation and Development of Kharkiv Zoo for 2018-2022. Deputy Director for Organization Development and International Cooperation - Detyuk Karina Borisovna spoke in full about the current state of reconstruction, new expositions and changes that are still waiting for Kharkiv Zoo. The meeting ended with a visual acquaintance of the members of the commission with the inhabitants of the zoo and exhibition areas.
To date, most of the planned work has already been completed and large-scale reconstruction is still ongoing, in total, 52 architectural and construction projects are being implemented. All construction work and the course of reconstruction are carried out under the supervision of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Membership in EAZA will allow you to receive animals for the collection free of charge. At the moment, there is not a single zoo in Ukraine that is an EAZA member. After the reconstruction Kharkiv Zoo has chance to become a full member of this organization. We remind you that the opening of the updated zoo is scheduled for August 23, 2021.