In 2014 Moscow zoo celebrates its 150th anniversary. It is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. To celebrate the event Russian post issued a commemorative stamp block with one stamp.
By its opening, Moscow zoo contained 134 domestic animals, 153 wild animals and birds and 7 reptiles. Today one can find there more than eight thousand animals, some species are bred by the experts for the first time in the world. The zoo participates in many international programmes for the conservation of endangered species and cooperates with global environmental organizations.
In the middle of a huge bustling city Moscow zoo delights visitors with a modern beautiful appearance and is always glad to receive guests.
The background of the postage block illustrates Macaw parrot, giraffe, tiger, Pallas' cat, peacock, crocodile, brown bear cub, pink flamingo, Asian elephant and gibbon, the postage stamp features the main entrance to Moscow zoo.