Polar bear

Ursus maritimus


One of the biggest predators in the world: male polar bear can be up to 3m tall and can weigh up to 1000 kg. Regardless of the size, polar bears are fast and agile, good swimmers and divers. Dense fur on its body and paws and a thick layer of fat protects it from its typical habitat in the Arctic. Hollow fur gives the polar bear a white color and helps the bear to float. Hunts seals and eats carcasses, fish etc. Cubs are born in a ice cave and stick with their mother for up to three years. International cooperation and protection programs have helped to keep the species away from extinction.

There are two polar bears in the Tallinn Zoo: female Friida who was born in Tallinn Zoo as well and cub Aron who was born on in 2016.

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  • 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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