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City Day in the Moscow Zoo

City Day in the Moscow Zoo The festival Friend of the Moscow Zoo will be held on September 7, from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.

Holiday festival dedicated to the City Day will be held on the whole territory of the zoo, starting at the Main Entrance. Every visitor will be given a printed guide to all festive places:

The Central site near The Fairytale Tree (12.00 - 16.30)

12.00 - All visitors are invited to take part in the quest which will be held on the main stage. In order to participate in the quest, you will have to become a member of a team. Then, the teams will look for the answers to very tricky questions on the whole territory of the zoo. The winners and participants of the quest will receive souvenirs from the Moscow Zoo.

Attention! The number of the participants is limited!

Subjects for the quest:
12.00 - World of Reptiles
1 p.m - World of Insects
2 p.m.- World of Raptors
3 p.m.- World of Waterfowl

12.30 - Animals in a big city - the talk with demonstration of animals.

13.20 - Competition "Who lives in the Zoo?" - interesting questions and interactive quizzes. The best participants will be awarded with prizes from the journal "GEOlenok".
14.00 - The World of Insects Show
15.00 - Children`s Theatre "Tik-Tak" with its interactive program
By the end of the day there will be pigeons show - the symbol of festival and friendship.

The winners of the quests and competitions will be awarded with prizes from "Egmont Russia" publishing house.

The Bird House, from 12.00 till 4 p.m. "I want to make friends with..."

On the site of master-classes "I want to make friends with..." one can draw, mould or make an origami, etc. The visitors can make portraits of their favorite animals, and the zoo staff members will tell a lot of interesting stories about the most exotic animals and birds.

The prizes to the participants - various journals published by "Egmont Russia" publishing house.
The alley along the pond at the New Territory, 11.a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Literary Field (book fair):

Publishing houses specializing on books and journals for children; interesting interactive competitions, prizes and souvenirs.

The alley opposite the orangutans` enclosure, 12.00 - 4 p.m.
"To Become Friends of the Moscow zoo"

Presentations and master-classes of the Moscow Zoo studios: the Young Biologists` Club, Pony Club, etc.

Here you can become a volunteer of the Moscow Zoo.
Prizes at this site - the journals published by "Egmont Russia" publishing house.

The summer stage at the Children`s zoo
"Theater wonders for the youngest kids"

Traditionally, this site is meant for the little ones, who will see puppet shows there, starting at 12.00, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

After the putter show, every spectator will receive prizes from the "Egmont Russia" publishing house.

Photo: tropical butterflies to celebrate the City Day. On September 7, giant butterflies will be released in the greenhouse of the Birds and Butterflies pavilion. African moon moth is one of the largest and most beautiful butterflies in the world. Its habitat is Philippines, but these very butterflies have been grown in the Moscow Zoo. It is very easy to distinguish these butterflies from the others - their wingspan is 20 cm. It is interesting to know that the adult butterflies of this species do not eat anything and are very active at night.

These butterflies are exhibited for the first time. Don`t miss this event, as their life is very bright, but very short - a few days only.

The Birds and Butterflies pavilion is open daily, except Monday and Tuesday, from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m.

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