Bos gaurus


Family: Bovidae

Largest modern wild bovine. Older bulls can reach up to 2 meters in wither height and up to 1000 kg in weight. Shy, prefers to to be active during evenings. Diet consists of grass, bamboo branches and branches from young bushes. Live in small herds led by an old gaur cow. After 280 day pregnancy gives birth to one calf, that suckles for nine months. Gaurs are in danger due to the over cutting of the forests and the diseases spreading from domestic animals to the tropics.

gauripull Gideon_foto Inari Leiman


  • Ticket office
  • Indoor expositions *
  • Children’s Zoo

*Indoor expositions are closed on Mondays.
The Zoo closes two hours after the ticket office is closed.

How to get here

Paldiski mnt. 145 – North Entrance

From Tallinn city centre (Kaubamaja) bus no. 42 (Bus stop Zoo) From Freedom square (Vabaduse väljak) buses no. 22, 41, and 42 (Bus stop Zoo) From Railway station (Balti jaam) buses no. 21, 41, and 43 (Bus stop Zoo)

Ehitajate tee 150 – West Entrance

From Tallinn city centre (Kaubamaja) bus no. 42 (Bus stop Karikakra or Nurmenuku) From Railway station (Balti jaam) bus no. 43 (Bus stop Karikakra, Nurmenuku or Zoo) Buses no. 10, 12, 13, 28, 37, 45, 46, 47

Zoo map


E-R +372 6943 300; Emergency: 512 69 65

Ehitajate tee 150/Paldiski mnt. 145
Tallinn 13522, Estonia

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