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Lithuanian Zoo or also known as Kaunas Zoo is the oldest scientific zoo in Lithuania. Located in the south-western part of Kaunas, Lithuanian Zoo has the area of 15,66 hectares. The zoo was first initiated by Lithuanian zoologist, Tadas Ivanauskas in 1935. The zoo was first opened in 1938 with 40 animals . At this present time, the zoo has the collection of 2166 animals that come from many species.
An Exciting Tour in Lithuanian Zoo
Lithuanian Zoo is very famous for its wide variety of animals. The animals here consist of birds, invertebrates, mammals, amphibians, and fishes. To make the visitors feel comfortable inside, the zoo management provides animals feeding. In the animals feeding activity, you will be able to feed so many animals from the wildlife animals like tigers and lions, birds, and also feeding seals with seaweed. Not only can you feed the animals, but you can also get in touch with some cold-blooded animals reptile and hexagonal insect to overcome your fear.
Lithuanian Zoo is not only a place to see animals, but also to learn and get new knowledge from the animals here. Lithuanian Zoo has its own school named Zooschool which provides many educational program such as cognitive excursion and outgoing education. In the cognitive excursion, you can choose one from seven types of excursion that will be led by ZOOMokyklė educologists. Lithuanian Zoo also has a very unusual mission which is outgoing education. In the outgoing education, a team from Lithuanian Zoo will bring some small animals outside to some schools to let the students learn from from the animals directly. The cognitive course ticket costs 1 euro, excluded from the entrance ticket and the outgoing education ticket costs 2 euro per person.
Lithuanian Zoo also provides many events for their visitors. On the Earth Day the zoo holds an event called 'Moliūgiadienis'. In the activity called 'Animal Guardian Day' the zoo will allow you to know the backstage of the garden, the 'Zuikiai School', liked by the small visitors, and many other events await in your zoo in Kaunas city. Not only does the zoo provide events for children, but it also holds some talks and exhibitions for adult visitors like talks about ecology and conservation.
How to Get Tickets?
If you are planning to visit Lithuanian Zoo, you need to buy the ticket directly from the ticket booth there. There are plenty of choices for the tickets in Lithuanian Zoo. The ticket for adults costs for 5 euro and the ticket for children from 5-16 years old, students, and pensioners costs 3 euro. There are also 2 types of family tickets differentiated by the total number of the children. The ticket for family with two children aged from 6 to 15 is 15 euro and the ticket for family with three children or more costs 17 euro.
How To Get Around?
To have some tour around Lithuanian Zoo it is best to go on foot because you will have an outdoor tour and you will also get to move to another place in a fast pace.
What Should I Wear?
To have some tour around Lithuanian Zoo, there is no fixed dress code that you need to follow. Just wear something that is comfortable for you to move around like shorts and t-shirts. Also, wear comfortable shoes so that you can walk around the complex in comfort.
Best Time to Visit
Lithuanian Zoo is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm. It is very recommended to visit in between noon to afternoon because you will get the best experiences there as all the classes and workshops are open at this hour and it is also less crowded at that time.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, everything is easy and you can find everything on this side. However, Lithuanian Zoo also provides a guided tour. The ticket for the guided tour costs 1 euro for each person.
How To Get There?
If you are planning to visit Lithuanian Zoo, it is very recommended to go by bus. The bus will depart from Autobusų stotis station in the center of Kaunas and the ride will take around 50 minutes. The ticket for the bus will cost 0,7 euro.
There are many choices of tickets that you can choose when you are visiting Kaunas Botanical Garden such as education and birthday ticket, filming and photography ticket, wedding and Christening holidays ticket, and many more. Also, children under 6 years old are not required to pay ticket here.