Yalta Zoo Skazka

Yalta Zoo Skazka

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.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Feeding animals is allowed here. You can buy food at the entrance. ‘Food for all the animals except for predators.’

Yalta Zoo Skazka

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.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The Siberian tiger was busy with eating when visitors came.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Predator seat big and fresh pieces of meat.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The tiger has just had his lunch.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The only white Bengal tiger in Ukraine.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The white lion is eating.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Such lions can be rarely found in nature. They have a recessive gene that stops production of melanin.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

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.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The couple consists of a white lion and a white lioness which seldom occurs in nature.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

They are hoping to get offspring of the same color as they are.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Food for lions.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Far Eastern leopard.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The emu.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Its speed while running is 50 km an hour.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The Cameroonian goats are small and can be transported easy and fast.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Administrative building of the zoo.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The view of the mountains is gorgeous.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Marble benches and stone urns.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The road between the cages.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The cage with black vultures.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Peacocks can be found everywhere in the zoo.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Encounter of two males.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

They walk around.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Are they going to fight?

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Yalta Zoo Skazka

They do not feel pity for beauty of each other.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The winner is leaving proudly.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The yaks are common in Mongolia and China.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Bonsai Alley.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Animal sculptures.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The zebras look clean and tidy.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

They are also very curious.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Heart-to-heart conversation.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

White-tailed eagle. Its wing spread is 2 meters.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Yalta Zoo Skazka

The white lion is seeing off his guests.

Yalta Zoo Skazka

Don’t forget to come back in summer to see all the animals who were hiding in their cages that time.

Location: Yalta

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6 thoughts on “Yalta Zoo Skazka”

  1. Sorry, but that’s a very sad zoo. You shouldn’t keep the animals in concrete and iron bar cages.
    If you’re going to build a zoo, build the animals a fairly nice and natural habitat. This is very surprising they did this because it was built new in 1995? No zoo like this should have been built for the last 25 years or more, most places stopped building them like this.

    The view of the mountains were very nice, pretty administration building. But come on, lions and tigers etc… in concrete floor cages?

    • It was built by businesman. So they don’t care about animals,only money! At least they are still alive. Many dies in others zoo of the same conditions.

  2. I’ve seen a clip of tiger cubs from that zoo which had to be hand-raised – they spent some time with slightly older white lion cubs are were given… tea. Supposedly it helps digestion, but I wonder what tea it was: black, green, herbal tea? Black tea is a stimulant (it contains caffeine, just like coffee and cola drinks) and so not good for baby animals…
    I also find the cages of the big animals quite appaling – definitely not a “skazka”… However, I liked it when the owner was complaining after what Russia did in Crimea: that now he has trouble importing food for all the animals, that these people are causing political unrest and don’t care about the fate of animals…

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