This year Nikolaev zoo turns 117 years since its foundation. Over the years of its existence a stable team of employees has formed at the zoo. Thanks to their initiative, responsibility and perseverance, as well as a creative approach to accomplishing the tasks set, today the residents of Nikolaev are proud of their best zoo in Ukraine, which is the most favorite vacation spot for children and adults.

And to this significant event the administration of the zoo today at the meeting of the whole team awarded the Order of Nikolai Leontovich to the following employees who worked in the zoo for 25 years: Ruban T. Ye. – head of domestic animals department, Tomash I.P. - librarian, Panyushkina A.A. - deputy head of feed department.

As well awards in the form of memorable clocks were received by employees who have spent more than 10 years in the zoo.

For the first time the awarding of the Order of Nikolai Leontovich was timed to the 110th anniversary of Nikolaev zoo. The first laureates were awarded during the 17th International Conference of the EARAZA (Euro-Asian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquariums) in the territory of Nikolaev zoo in June 2011.

Many of our colleagues are awarded with this order, they are from zoos in Czech Republic, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Ukraine, including, posthumously, 2 people who rescued animals during flooding in Georgia. This is the only order not only in the zoos of the former CIS, but also in the world. We have something to be proud of and to strive for.

The whole friendly team – happy holiday !!!!