Zoological Museum

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Russia’s largest zoological museum was established in 1832 using exhibits from the collection of the nearby Kunstkamera Museum. The displays have not been renovated for 30 years, so the museum has become a monument to Soviet museum techniques. Children will be curious to see the arrangements made by Soviet taxidermists, depicting the lives of Emperor penguins, Amur tigers and lowland tapirs. The museum’s unique exhibits include the mounted figures of Peter the Great’s favourite dog and horse, both of whom were named Lizette, and the baby mammoth Dima who was beautifully preserved by permafrost.