Krasnodar is the most comfortable andfast-growing city of the South of Russia. City authorities pay much attention to the metropolitan appearance of Krasnodar. The regional center is dynamically building new residential complexes, sports grounds, entertainment and shopping facilities. The city center turns into a pedestrian zone on weekends. There are many street cafes, beautiful fountains and many, many green spaces. The City Hall allocates funds for the improvement and greening of streets, parks and squares. In the city there are several modern recreational parks with green areas, attractions for children and adults and cozy cafes. "Safari Park" in Krasnodar is located in the territory of one of such parks.
Park "Sunny Island" is located in the southeastcity and covers an area of more than 40 acres of land. In Soviet times, until 1960, there was a nursery of trees and a flower farm "Gorzelentrest". In November 1959, the deputies of the city council adopted a resolution on the organization of the Park of Culture and Recreation on the territory of the Trust. Since then, the park has been actively developing, and today more than 25 children's, family and adult attractions, sports grounds, cafes, bars and restaurants are comfortably located here. The indoor ice skating rink, built here, will gladly accept all comers at any time of the year. The main attraction of the island is the "Safari Park". In Krasnodar, this corner of wildlife enjoys the love and great popularity of citizens.
Interesting story of the creation of the zoo "Safari Park"in Krasnodar. Once the owner of several car service stations received a gift from friends for the birthday of a macaw parrot. For a comfortable stay the bird required a lot of space, for it was built a large cage. Then the friends of the entrepreneur gave him several more birds. The cage had to be expanded, and the businessman became fired with the idea of creating a place in the city where anyone could admire animals and enjoy nature. Partially selling his car business, he rented land in the "Sunny Island" park for the construction of the zoo. So, in 2006, the first private safari park in the history of Russia appeared on a 10 hectare plot. Meet Mario Aburmeileh - the mastermind, creator and owner of this farm. Before creating this natural corner of nature, Mario visited many of the world's best zoos and studied more than one volume of scientific literature. The zoo employs more than 100 workers who care for the fauna and flora, feed and treat animals.
Today, "Safari Park" in Krasnodar is onefrom the largest zoos in the North Caucasus. Its territory is divided into thematic zones. Each site has its own unique landscape design. Animals are in perfect conditions. For them, wide and spacious aviaries are built. The collection of the zoo has more than 100 species of animals and contains 1.5 thousand individuals. Among them - kangaroos, monkeys, hyenas, camels, peacocks and parrots, zebras and many other animals. There are also rare animals. The growth of a falabella's horse does not reach 80 centimeters. In Russia, there are no such babies in any zoo. Giraffes, white tiger and lion, settled in the park, are rare inhabitants in our country. Every day, for the visitors in the pool of the "Pinnamon Theater", two performers-walruses named Lusya and Dusya arrange their performances.
With each new year, not only the floraand the fauna of the park, but also the services that "Safari Park" offers in Krasnodar. The price of visiting the zoo for adults is 450 rubles, for children - 350. Parents are given the opportunity to organize and celebrate the birthday of their child in an original way. In the program, which is called "Birthday at the Zoo", there are games in the property of the park, visiting an island inhabited by lemurs, and feeding animals. Each child after the holiday receives a gift from the complex "Safari Park" in Krasnodar. Photos made by parents will preserve the memory of a merry childhood.
The address of "Safari Park" in Krasnodar is easy to remember. The stop is called "Sunny Island". It can be reached by tram (10, 9, 5 and 4 rooms) or trolley (16, 13, 12 and 7 rooms). Also there is an opportunity to take a minibus taxi (Nos. 177, 93, 77, 65, 53, 48, 39, 37, 35, 34, 30, 28, 15, 13, 12). If you decide to come by car, then it will have to be left at a paid parking lot, which is next to the park.