Among the sights located in the historic centre of St. Petersburg there is one place that holds a particularly dear place in the heart of most residents regardless of age — The Leningrad Zoo. Many have fond memories of visiting the zoo as a child, and it is one place that helps visitors to understand that nature has given us more than just a developed mind that has aided mankind in becoming who he is today. Nature has provided us with the ability to empathise, admire and understand the responsibility we hold for the world in which we live. For half of a century the Leningrad Zoo has remained one of the most beloved destinations of St. Petersburg families. Over its long history not once has it changed its address and it remains a hidden corner in the large cultural capital where guests can familiarise themselves with the wild and natural world.