Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo) in Russia


Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo)
Poster from 1928.
Poster from 1928.

Local name Leningradskiy Zoopark
Typezoo

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Founded1865
Last elephant left1982
Address Park Aleksandrovskiy, 1
Zip-code 197198
Place St. Petersburg
Country Russia
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Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo), located at Park Aleksandrovskiy, 1, in St. Petersburg, Russia , was founded in 1865. The last elephant left in 1982.


Comments / picturesFounded by two animal-lovers - Sofia and Julius Gerhardt - in 1865. In 1873 the Zoological Garden was taken over by Ernest Rost. Rost left in 1897, and Zoo began to decline. In 1909 it was closed to visitors until 1918, when it was nationalized and began to be restored. The Zoo closed during the middle of the War, but opened again in 1944.

In 1991 the Zoo decidesd to remain as Leningrad Zoo even though Leningrad voted to return to be named St. Petersburg.

Today it is the second largest Zoo in Russia (after Moscow Zoo), with 2,000 animals from 410 Species.


Soon after my visit to Woburn I took a transport of animals by sea from Lübeck to what was then Imperial Russia. The animals were for the zoos of Petersburg today Leningrad and Moscow.

Animals are my life, by Lorenz Hagenbeck


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Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=552. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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