Zookompleks Three Bears, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russia
Densely forested and gloriously remote, the region is a paradise for nature lovers. Bears, wolverines and wolves roam freely across the Russian frontier, and animal hides allow visitors a close encounter.
It was an informative visit and kids loved being able to feed some of the animals, which would never be allowed in N American zoo.
Epic Russia Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound