Yalta Zoo “Skazka” (Russian for “Fairy Tale”) is the only Ukrainian privately owned zoo. At present more than 120 species of animals can be found in the Zoo, all of which were delivered from all continents of the globe.
The zoo is located in a very beautiful and unique place from where a wonderful view of Yalta city and the Crimean mountains can be enjoyed. The zoo opened in 1995 and was visited by over 1 million of people. Many animals here have names of their own written on tables. As it is still winter many animals were hiding in their homes, but those that could be seen, made the journey to the zoo worth it.
Feeding animals is allowed here. You can buy food at the entrance. ‘Food for all the animals except for predators.’
Atlantic cedar from France. One of the rarest and picturesque coniferous trees. The alley was planted in 2010.The trees are 35-40 years old.
The Siberian tiger was busy with eating when visitors came.
Predator seat big and fresh pieces of meat.
The tiger has just had his lunch.
The only white Bengal tiger in Ukraine.
The white lion is eating.
Such lions can be rarely found in nature. They have a recessive gene that stops production of melanin.
The gene was obtained from their remote ancestors who used to inhabit the Earth during the Ice Age that helped them to be not visible in the show.