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I saw a great valley along Kaunas.
Fairies are weaving there on a spring morning…
Green lawn covered with flowers.
There is no more beautiful valley in the world…

A. Mickevičius, year 1822

The Lithuanian Zoo is located in one of the largest oak groves in Europe, located on the territory of the city.

In the Lithuanian zoo you can get to know the diversity of the world’s fauna, endangered species and flora and fauna in Lithuania.

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Our histroy

I saw a great valley along Kaunas.
Fairies are weaving there on a spring morning…
Green lawn covered with flowers.
There is no more beautiful valley in the world…

A. Mickevičius, year 1822

Species conservation

The Lithuanian Zoo is located in one of the largest oak groves in Europe, located on the territory of the city.

Meet the animals

In the Lithuanian zoo you can get to know the diversity of the world’s fauna, endangered species and flora and fauna in Lithuania.

Education

Discover, experience, save!

History

May 23, 1935, at the meeting held at the Zoological Museum, Tadas Ivanauskas and like-minded people put forward the goal of the zoo: “.. establish and exhibit the Kaunas Zoo, to take care of the rarer flora and fauna of Lithuania and to take care of its protection from extinction”.

On July 1, 1938 at 5 p.m. the Zoo was officially opened. The opening was initiated by the naturalist prof. Tadas Ivanauskas, Kaunas City Mayor Antanas Merkys, Minister of Agriculture Stasys Putvinskis, physicist Prof. Ignas Končius and astrophysicist dr. Antanas Juška. Many educational, political, public figures and representatives of the press and other invited guests of that time came to this solemn celebration. Several hundred people gathered at the original garden gate even before the opening. Vice Minister J. Jankevičius, vice mayor Rusteika, many professors, heads of government institutions, public figures, representatives of the press and other invited guests. Several hundred people gathered at the original garden gates even before the opening.

During the first year, the number of exhibits increased by more than 100. And already in 1939, the number of animals kept reached 140 exhibits.

By the end of World War II, only 42 species of animals remained. During the post-war period, garden restoration work began. The most important stage of that period is the construction of new aviaries for large predators – lions, panthers, tigers, as well as birds from warm countries. New paths for visitors are being installed. Gradually, about 400 different animals are acquired, and their species are over 100. An aquarium for fish and a terrarium for reptiles have been established, albeit small. The activities of the zoo intensified.

Kaunas Zoological garden has been given the title of Republican Zoological garden.

Kaunas Zoo was visited by more than 260,000 visitors.

For the first time, an Amur tiger cub was born in the Lithuanian zoo.

A special year for Kaunas Zoo. This year they became a full member of EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums).

Kaunas Zoo has been given the title of Lithuanian Zoo. The zoo was accepted into the European Breeding Program (EEP) for endangered animals, which gave the zoo the opportunity to expand its activities.

The long-awaited renovation of the Lithuanian Zoological garden began

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  • 1938
  • 1939
  • 1944
  • 1958
  • 1959
  • 1969
  • 1989
  • 1992
  • 2021

History

  • 1935
  • 1938
  • 1939
  • 1944
  • 1958
  • 1959
  • 1969
  • 1989
  • 1992
  • 2021

May 23, 1935, at the meeting held at the Zoological Museum, Tadas Ivanauskas and like-minded people put forward the goal of the zoo: “.. establish and exhibit the Kaunas Zoo, to take care of the rarer flora and fauna of Lithuania and to take care of its protection from extinction”.

On July 1, 1938 at 5 p.m. the Zoo was officially opened. The opening was initiated by the naturalist prof. Tadas Ivanauskas, Kaunas City Mayor Antanas Merkys, Minister of Agriculture Stasys Putvinskis, physicist Prof. Ignas Končius and astrophysicist dr. Antanas Juška. Many educational, political, public figures and representatives of the press and other invited guests of that time came to this solemn celebration. Several hundred people gathered at the original garden gate even before the opening. Vice Minister J. Jankevičius, vice mayor Rusteika, many professors, heads of government institutions, public figures, representatives of the press and other invited guests. Several hundred people gathered at the original garden gates even before the opening.

During the first year, the number of exhibits increased by more than 100. And already in 1939, the number of animals kept reached 140 exhibits.

By the end of World War II, only 42 species of animals remained. During the post-war period, garden restoration work began. The most important stage of that period is the construction of new aviaries for large predators – lions, panthers, tigers, as well as birds from warm countries. New paths for visitors are being installed. Gradually, about 400 different animals are acquired, and their species are over 100. An aquarium for fish and a terrarium for reptiles have been established, albeit small. The activities of the zoo intensified.

Kaunas Zoological garden has been given the title of Republican Zoological garden.

Kaunas Zoo was visited by more than 260,000 visitors.

For the first time, an Amur tiger cub was born in the Lithuanian zoo.

A special year for Kaunas Zoo. This year they became a full member of EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums).

Kaunas Zoo has been given the title of Lithuanian Zoo. The zoo was accepted into the European Breeding Program (EEP) for endangered animals, which gave the zoo the opportunity to expand its activities.

The long-awaited renovation of the Lithuanian Zoological garden began

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