71/1 Timiryazeva street, Novosibirsk, +7 383 220 97 79, zoonovosib.ru/?en
Open hours, summers: from 9 am to 9 pm, with ticket office closed 8 pm.
Open hours, winters: from 9 am to 6 pm, with ticket office closed 5 pm.
Adults: 200 roubles, $6, €4
Students (please show your student card): 100 roubles
Children (ages 7 to 16): 50 roubles
With more than 11,000 animals from 702 species - about 150 of them are from them World Red Book - Novosibirsk Zoo is a popular tourist attraction with almost a million visitors annually, and a noted scientific institution.
One of the largest in Russia, it boasts a world record in captive breeding programmes for endangered species.
Rostislav Shilo, Zoo’s Director since 1969, says that there are only two other self-supporting zoos in the world - in Singapore and in San Diego.
Among the unusual inhabitants is Ligress Zita, with a lion father and tigress mother. A really pleasant spot for walking in the woods.
An 8 km high plume was recorded from the southernmost major stratovolcano on the Kamchatka peninsula.
Siberian supermarket worker's images went viral after he was spotted on Instagram, and now he's in big demand.
Ceremonial suit was embellished with decorations and left as a sacrifice for the gods by ancient bear cult polar people, say archeologists.
Worried about the rapid destruction of permafrost from global warming? Here's how you can counter it by restoring the woolly mammoth habitat.