When does the animal feed take place?
Feeding of most species occurs in the first half of the day. The exception is twilight animals. Some species receive food several times a day.
What time is the best time to see animals?
Animals choose where to stay: in front of visitors or in a cozy shelter, in an open aviary or indoors. But most likely to see the animals during feeding.
What animals can you see in winter?
The collection of Kharkiv Zoo presents animals that feel good in our climate all year round. Therefore, during a visit to the zoo in winter, you will be able to see most of the species. The exception is animals that fall into winter sleep, such as brown and Himalayan bears.
Can I feed or pet animals?
Feeding animals or trying to touch or stroke them in any way are prohibited in all exhibition areas, except for the "Children's Zoo" zone. In the exhibition "Children's Zoo", which our young children are engaged in, you can feed the animals, pet them and get a lot of pleasant emotions from communicating with our pets.
Are there any polar bears, giraffes or elephants in the Zoo?
Yes. The collection of Kharkiv Zoo is very interesting and diverse. You can get acquainted with the species diversity here.
Where do animals get to the zoo?
Animals get the zoo in several ways:
- from other zoos on exchange programs;
- thanks to national and international animal breeding programs;
- due to the breeding of animals within the walls of our zoo;
- rarely-we buy animals.
Do animals have names?
Yes, animals have names. Basically, they are given by keepers-employees who take care of the animal.