Entrance to Almaty Zoo (Anya StreltsovaCC BY-NC-ND 2.0 )


Location: Almaty Zoo

Address: Ormanov St 66, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Telephone: +7 7272 913 719

Click here for Almaty Zoo’s online contact form

Website: http://almatyzoo.kz

Email:  almaty.zoo@mail.ru

Exhibit: The polar bear exhibit does not have an individual name.


There are no bears here at present following the death of Alkor (male) on 8 December 2020.  He was 31 and was born 1 December 1989 in Kaliningrad Zoo, Russia.  Arrived at Almaty on 1 December 1990 from Kaliningrad.


We have very little information on the polar bear facility at Almaty Zoo.  There is a pool, an air-conditioned rest area and a soft, grass covered area.  From video evidence the enclosure seems to be narrow and quite small.


The facility seems small and is certainly old and falls far short of present day standards for polar bear facilities.  Hopefully, following the death of Alkar, polar bears will no longer be kept at this zoo.

More Information

Alkor is shown at the Zoo in the video below, published 21 September 2020.

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Page updated 21 February 2021