"Last summer, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko already presented the concept of the reconstruction of the zoo. According to the plan, the work will begin in May. The upgraded zoo will meet all European standards. Reconstruction will take place in several stages. It is important that during the reconstruction, the park will continue operations," said the official following open tenders for design services.

He added, citing the mayor, that the capital's zoo will definitely remain at its historical location.

"But we will make it the best park, a more attractive one, one of the city’s business cards and part of local traditions. I will also draw your attention to the fact that now 30% is the territory of the zoo is currently not being used. After the reconstruction, there will be a significant increase in usable area," the deputy chairman of the KCSA noted.

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The main materials for reconstruction will be wood, stone, and glass. According to Spasibko, the concept of zoo renovation envisages the application of the geographic zoning principle.