Order of Nikolay Leontovich

Order of Nikolay Leontovich – the founder of Nikolaev zoo. This award was established to reward for great services to Nikolaev Zoo and society in the protection and preservation of the animal world, for a significant contribution to the development of the Nikolaev Zoo and the zoo business in general. Many of our colleagues from zoos in the Czech Republic, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Ukraine, including, posthumously, 2 people who rescued animals during flooding in Georgia are awarded with this order. This is the singular order not only in the zoos of the former CIS, but also in the world.