- The Moscow Zoological Park has come a long way from a small zoological garden to the large scientific, educational and conservation institution of today. The Moscow Zoological garden was founded by the All-Russia Emperor Society for Acclimatization of Plants and Animals in the middle of XIX century; it was opened for visitors on 13 of February 1964. Anatoly P. Bogdanov, Professor of the Moscow State University was one of the founders and organizers of the Zoological garden. The foundation of the Zoological garden was very important for the cultural life of Moscow since it was the first attempt to establish a scientific institution of such a sort – "a living museum outdoors" as Professor Bogdanov said. Besides, for those days it was a unique experiment aimed at the creation of the zoo in quite severe climatic conditions, as it was in central Russia. The members of the All-Russia Emperor Society believed that the primary goals and purposes of the Zoological garden were the following: - Collecting alive specimens of higher vertebrates ( firstly – the animals of Russian fauna) for scientific observations; - Establishing the collection of typical animals that could serve educational purposes, i.e. distribution of zoological knowledge among the wide public communities; - Carrying out scientific experiments and observations of important animals, especially of the domestic animals of Russian breeds.
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