Thirty sixth week

Regardless of the gray autumn weather Tallinn Zoo is filled with things to see and do.

uus dekoratiivtuvi_foto Inari LeimanChildren’s Zoo got a new addition – a white decorative dove. Keepers are keenly wishing that the new girl will accept the already local male dove as a partner – at least the male started its wedding dances already.

A young Japanese macaque gave birth for the first time and is taking good care of its baby.

Common moorhen eggs hatched and the tiny chicks with their baby feathers started swimming and diving already on the next day after hatching. Hopefully the chicks will grow big enough to catch the migratory flights. These birds arrived voluntarily to the zoo area so the keepers are expecting them to leave when the weather gets colder.

For a past few days the male Amur tiger Pootsman refused to go out to its enclosure and the keepers finally figured out why – a huge bee’s nest had settled in the enclosure and now that it was removed, Pootsman is happily enjoying outdoors.

3-15-year-old violin students played for their favorite animals on Saturday – check out the video of the concerts here.

Because of the African swine fever Tallinn Zoo has to refuse from all acorns, rowans and other plants from the forest. Garden plants are accepted however.

September started the autumn opening hours – check the updated times here.


  • 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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