Diverse fauna of Moscow region – Road.Travel

 Diverse fauna of Moscow region

Road Trip Route. See the majestic bison, Get to know the African ostriches, Walk around Prioksko-Terrasny Reserve.

This trip is suitable for those who want to relax away from the city and watch the wild animals. We will go near Serpukhov, where we will see with our own eyes the largest animal in Europe - the bison and get acquainted with the amazing representatives of birds - African ostriches. In addition, we will visit a fascinating museum of nature, where we can learn about the animal and plant life of the southern Moscow region. It will be interesting!

Families with Kids, Animals and Farms. From: Moscow

Anna Akimenko. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: To visit the bison and ostriches

Our day will begin with a stop at the bison nursery, which is located in the Prioksko-Terrasny reserve. We will walk around its territory, learn the history of its creation and see the bison. Then we will visit the farm to African ostriches, where we will get acquainted with all inhabitants and even take part in laying ostrich eggs in the incubator.


Our journey will begin with a visit to a bison nursery in Prioksko-Terrasny reserve. The travel time from Moscow will be about one and a half hours.

Зубровый питомник

Here we have reached our first stop - the bison nursery. It is located on the territory of Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve. The main attraction of the reserve is the bison, a contemporary of the mammoth, which has recently been on the verge of extinction. As of today, more than 600 thoroughbred bison have been born in the nursery. During the 3-hour excursion you will walk through the eco-trail "Through the foliage", visit the central nursery of bison and be able to observe the bison and bison in conditions as close to natural as possible. You will also learn the fascinating story of rescuing the "king of bulls" from extinction, and you will be offered to participate in the "Adopt a Bison" foster care programme. More information about the routes can be found at [website of the reserve](https://pt-zapovednik.ru/uslugi/). Please note, the excursions are carried out strictly according to the schedule.

Кафе в заповеднике

After an amazing acquaintance with the "king of bulls" I suggest you to have lunch in a cafe located on the territory of the reserve. The menu features Russian cuisine, and I advise you to pay attention to handmade dumplings and vareniki. And the prices will pleasantly surprise you!

Музей природы

In the afternoon we move to the Museum of Nature, where there is an interesting exposition, which brightly and visually tells about the flora and fauna of Moscow region. The exhibits include a wild boar, an elk, a European beaver, local bird species and a collection of insects.

Русский страус

Next stop is a farm with an unusual name "Russian ostrich". The main feature of the farm is African black ostrich - the largest bird in the world and a contemporary of the dinosaur. During the excursion you will learn everything about peculiarities of ostriches, feed birds and if you are lucky you will take part in setting ostrich eggs in the incubator! You can visit the farm every day except Mondays. It is better to book in advance, you can do it by phone at [website](https://www.straus.ru/straustour#shop).


After visiting the farm, I suggest taking a short walk near the ponds, which offers a beautiful view of the church, built in 1627.

Fish Point на Симферопольском шоссе

We will finish our journey with dinner in a restaurant located on the shore of a picturesque pond, surrounded by greenery and wildlife! The restaurant specializes in a unique gastronomic concept - the menu offers the freshest fish from the morning catch. Observe the delicious trout, pearl cutlets and sparkling sterlet.