RMK Elistvere Animal Park awaiting visitors

In RMK Elistvere Animal Park visitors can see mostly the animals living in Estonian forests in as natural surroundings 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 wolf, 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 pine marten and the mink. In the building one can view guinea pigs, degus, chinchillas.

Rabbits represent domestic animals.
Since wild boar still cannot be kept due to SAK, we are currently displaying Thuringian goat, Estonian native sheep and Peking ducks in wild boars` fence.

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.



RMK Elistvere Animal Park
Elistvere, Tartu municipality
Tartu County
+372 676 7030, +372 5346 5030

Opening hours

RMK Elistvere Animal Park is open every day:
Nov - Jan10.00 - 15.00
Feb - May10.00 - 17.00
June - Aug 10.00 - 20.00
Sept - Oct10.00 - 17.00

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.

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