RMK Elistvere Animal Park awaiting visitorsIn RMK Elistvere Animal Park visitors can see mostly the animals living in Estonian forests in as natural environment as possible.
Elistvere Animal Park, founded originally as a home for orphaned and injured animals, has now become a home for the descendants of these animals and also inhabitants exchanged from other animal parks and homes. The aim of the park is to provide nature education and offer possibilities to observe wild animals in their natural environment.
Our visitors can see the European bison, the Eurasian elk, the reindeer, the roe deer, the fallow deer, the brown bear, the lynx, the fox, the raccoon dog, the red squirrel, the pine marten, the European polecat, the European hare and the pheasant. In the building one can view guinea pigs, degus, hamsters, Mongolian gerbils, Cairo spiny mice, laboratory rats, chinchillas, laboratory mice and the sugar glider.
Information about the animals is shown on information boards. Traces of beaver activity and varied forest biota can be followed on nature trails, with explanations provided on boards.
Elistvere Animal Park was founded in 1997. Formerly managed by the Estonian Forest Society, since 2008 Elistvere Animal Park is now part of RMK Tartu-Jõgeva Recreation Area.
ContactRMK Elistvere Animal Park
Elistvere, Tabivere municipality
Phone +372 676 7030; +372 5346 5030
Opening hoursRMK Elistvere Animal Park is open every day:
|November - February||from 11 am to 3 pm|
|March - May||from 10 am to 5 pm|
|June - August||from 10 am to 8 pm|
|September - October||from 10 am to 5 pm|
Ticket office and entrance to the animal park are closed half an hour before the animal park is closed. Entrance to the animal park is through the main building.
When you come to visit the animal park, please leave your pet behind, because an unfamiliar animal would cause too much anxiety among the animal park inhabitants.
Visitors are recommended to wear appropriate outdoor clothes and footwear.