Yerevan Zoo

City: Yerevan

Country: Armenia

Province: Yerevan

Opend 1940

Species 183 




The zoo has a big collection of carnivores, prezewalski horses, elephants, kulan, but also shows a lot of local animals, as well as 20 species of snakes in a terrarium and several species of fish in an aquarium  

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Yerevan Zoo
20 Myasnikian Avenue,
0025 Yerevan

Phone number (10) 56-23-62


Opened minimum 11am - 5 pm

Entrance fee

  • Adult 1200,- AMD
  • Child 3-15 years 600,- AMD


Annual cards (valid for 12 months)
  • Subscription+ 20000,- AMD
  • SubscriptionX2 25000,- AMD

Subscription+ bring a guest 10 times

SubscriptionX2 bring a guest 20 times


For kids there is a petting area and several playgrounds


The idea of founding Yerevan Zoo comes from the 1930’s of the 20th century which, however, was established only in 1940 in compliance with the decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of Armenia. It was decided that Yerevan Zoo will take up an area of about 3 hectares. Initially, there were around twenty animals and birds in the Zoo which were acquired during the 12th State Zoological Exhibition in Yerevan. From 1941 to 1945 Yerevan Zoo was tasked to start the capital construction works of the park and preserve Zoo species. In 1945-1946 Yerevan Zoo was home to about 179 animals representing 32 species. Even during the war, Yerevan Zoo was the focus of Moscow’s attention and still received funding for reconstruction and renovation works despite financial issues. In 1954, Yerevan Zoo counted about 332 animals (no available information about species), 95 of which were acquired during the same year. In 1954, around 2500 decorative trees, shrubs and 3000 types of seedlings were planted for the enlargement of the Zoo’s green areas. Yet, because of the absence of irrigation water in the Zoo, most of the new planted trees couldn’t survive. In 1954 the Yerevan Zoo counted 104 foremen, the department of Science and Education was operating permanently. In order to improve the scientific qualifications and skills of the Zoo’s department heads, a number of scientific workshops had been held in the Institute. In 1954, there were 4 departments in Yerevan Zoo: Aqua-terrarium department, Bird department, Predator department and Hoofed-stock department. Already in 1980, the Yerevan Zoo was home to around 350 species of animals (no information available about the quantity), which decreased to 260 at the beginning of 1990.Since 2012 it has a zoo school. Between 2015-2022 enclosures for Brown bear, lionsand tiger were opened.

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After passin the entrance gate we to the right have a lake for swans and in front of us a lake for fish. Right of it is a terrarium with especially reptiles and a few fish.Outside is an enclosure for Armenian tortoises. Lets then pay the entrance fee, to see the main part of the zoo. The hilly area to the right is home to brown bears and wolves. In front of us we have a lake with fish and an island for squirrel monkeys. To the left aviaries for vultures and other birds. Next to it we have the crocodile house. Up the hill we have several avivaries for birds. Going back downhill we se sika deer, at the hippos we turn right. across we find ostriches. Turning left at the fallow deer. Passing the lake we on the left hand have Asian elephants. In front of it is a smallmonkey house and opposite an aviary. Taking the path inbetween we see enclosures for wild goats and wild sheep. In this area we all have small carnivores like the lynx. Then we see Bactrian camels, kulans and opposite the Prezewalski horse.  Then we have an enclosre for Asian black bears to the right. In this area we also meet ponys and ring-tailed lemurs. Going further up we meet Amur tigers and to the left Lions.

DE: Dieser Zoo zeigt seltenheiten wie Armenische Mufflon, Armenische Landschildkröte und Syrischer Braunbär. Der Zoo verfügt über ein Aquaterrarium

DK: Denne have viser sjældne arter som den armenske muflon, armensk landskildpadde og den syriske brunbjøn. Haven har et aquaterrarium
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