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.
Believed to have been distracted by her cell phone, she mows down people as they cross the road in on Russky Island near Vladivostok.
Siberian ancestors hunted the squat short-legged horse, even though this type of animal was believed to have been wiped out 400,000 years ago.
Intriguing finds from archeological excavations in old garrison town of Tara, a key historic staging post to the east.
Pictures prove the gruesome fate of reindeer 'to meet demands for traditional medicines in China and South Korea'.
Waves on Russia's Pacific shoreline crafted old bottles, porcelain and tiles into a sparkling tourist attraction.