The Kiev Zoo was founded in 1908 by the Nature Lovers Society. The city council of Kiev chose not finance the zoo, so it survived by means of private donations. Despite this, the admission to the zoo was free. After the revolution of 1917 the zoo was nationalized and became state property.
In the southern part of Ukraine, adjacent to Crimea, you will find the Kherson Oblast, an area covering some 29 000 square kilometers of land. Within the region you will find three main cities, Kherson (the administrative center of the region), Kakhovka and Nova Kakhovka. Each city is distinctly unique in its own special way and is worth a short visit if you travel to Ukraine. Nova Kakhova ...