The beginning of Varna Zoo was set on April 30, 1961. Zoo Varna is located in the heart of the Sea Garden, next to the Dolphinarium and the Natural Science Museum. The first animals of the zoo are the bear Maxim and the noble deer Longoz. Zoo – Varna is a favorite place for residents and guests of the city. It has an area of 23 decares. It has exhibits of over 60 species, represented by about 300 animals. The zoo attracts with its coquetry due to rich vegetation, originally landscaped lawns, beautiful cascading lakes. As well as a place for entertainment for children and adults, the zoo plays a role in securing and preserving native and exotic animals, including rare and protected species.