Diverse fauna of Moscow region – Road.Travel

 Diverse fauna of Moscow region

Road Trip Route. See the majestic bison, Get to know the African ostriches, Walk around Prioksko-Terrasny Reserve.

This trip is suitable for those who want to relax away from the city and watch the wild animals. We will go near Serpukhov, where we will see with our own eyes the largest animal in Europe - the bison and get acquainted with the amazing representatives of birds - African ostriches. In addition, we will visit a fascinating museum of nature, where we can learn about the animal and plant life of the southern Moscow region. It will be interesting!

Families with Kids, Animals and Farms. From: Moscow

Anna Akimenko. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: To visit the bison and ostriches

Our day will begin with a stop at the bison nursery, which is located in the Prioksko-Terrasny reserve. We will walk around its territory, learn the history of its creation and see the bison. Then we will visit the farm to African ostriches, where we will get acquainted with all inhabitants and even take part in laying ostrich eggs in the incubator.


Our journey will begin with a visit to a bison nursery in Prioksko-Terrasny reserve. The travel time from Moscow will be about one and a half hours.

Зубровый питомник

So we got to our first stop, the bison kennel. It's located in Prioksko-Terrasny reserve. The main attraction of the reserve is the bison, a contemporary of the mammoth, which recently stood on the verge of extinction. At the moment more than 600 purebred bison were born in the nursery. In 3 hours of excursion around the reserve, you will walk along the eco-trail "Through the Leaves", visit the central bison nursery and will be able to observe bison and bison in conditions as close as possible to natural. Here you will tell an amazing story about saving the "king of bulls" from extinction, and will be offered to take part in the program of animal care - "Adopt a bison". More information about the routes can be found on the [site of the Reserve](https://pt-zapovednik.ru/uslugi/).

Кафе в заповеднике

After an amazing acquaintance with the "king of bulls" I suggest you to have lunch in a cafe located on the territory of the reserve. The menu features Russian cuisine, and I advise you to pay attention to handmade dumplings and vareniki. And the prices will pleasantly surprise you!

Музей природы

In the afternoon we move to the Museum of Nature, where there is an interesting exposition, which brightly and visually tells about the flora and fauna of Moscow region. The exhibits include a wild boar, an elk, a European beaver, local bird species and a collection of insects.

Русский страус

Next stop, a farm with the unusual name "Russian Ostrich". The main feature of the farm is black African ostrich - the world's largest bird and a contemporary of the dinosaur. During the excursion on a farm you will learn all about features of ostriches, will be able to feed birds, and if you are lucky, you will take part in laying of ostrich eggs in an incubator! You can visit the farm any day except Monday.


After visiting the farm, I suggest taking a short walk near the ponds, which offers a beautiful view of the church, built in 1627.

Fish Point на Симферопольском шоссе

We will finish our journey with dinner in a restaurant located on the shore of a picturesque pond, surrounded by greenery and wildlife! The restaurant specializes in a unique gastronomic concept - the menu offers the freshest fish from the morning catch. Observe the delicious trout, pearl cutlets and sparkling sterlet.