First Arctic zoo and museum are to be opened on the Yamal Peninsula
There are plans to open an Arctic museum and the first ever Arctic zoo, where animals will live in their natural environment, in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area.
"We want to open the first Arctic zoo. <…> No huge heated halls, just one building, which will accommodate the administration, a café and a souvenir shop. Animals will be in their natural environment and the terrain should be used properly," noted Dmitry Artyukhov, head of the region.
He also spoke about the plans for an Arctic museum which is currently being designed jointly with an international team. According to the region's head, the museum will be built on an embankment in Salekhard.