Snow leopard

Uncia uncia


Family: Felidae

Including the Himalaya these beautiful cats are found on the mountains in Central Asia. Snow leopards live alone, during the summer they spend their days up to 4 kilometers high and during winter they come down mostly because of the prey. In addition to even-toed ungulate, also rodents, rabbits and birds belong to their diets. When wild animals are not in sight sometimes snow leopard hunt domestic animals. One to five cubs are born in hidden caves. Live more than 20 years. Despite that the hunt of snow leopard is forbidden, poaching is a big problem and not only the snow leopard themselves, but the poaching of their prey. Fortunately the reproducing has been successful in zoos, including Tallinn Zoo.

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

* Indoor exhibitions and children's zoo are closed in March.
Cash registers open from 9 am to 3 pm, card payments only.
Self-service registers open from 9 am to 5 pm, card payments only.
The zoo's territory is open for walking until 7 pm.

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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