Zoo corner is one of the most interesting, educational and spectacular department in 6 May park. The history of it traces back in 1989, when Batumi animal defense society funded enclosures for animals instead of zoo corner, where variety of animals inhabited: monkeys, bears, dogs, etc.
In 1933 when town park was remade into the children`s park, the subject to build the zoo was highlighted again. In 1937, 0.6 hectares of land was marked out to put the cages in it. Gradually the zoo corner underwent some changes. In 1971 wooden enclosures were changed into capital constructions, the number of the inhabitant species was gained. The indwellers in zoo corners that time represented Georgian endemics: Caucasian brown bear, wolf, jackal, badger, fox, dear, rabbit, Additionally different exotic animals and birds, such as- monkeys, Highland pony, eagle, parrot, peacock, guinea-fowl, decorative ducks and others.
In the years of 2006-2007 zoo corner was fundamentally reconstructed, nowadays it covers more than 2 hectares of land. The enclosures for animals both for summer and winter were thoroughly well organized. Their diet and daily ratio is determined by the qualified specialists. There are laboratory room and intensive care in the administrative building of zoo corner.
The departments are introduced with A sector – primates and birds, B sector - marsupial and C sector - hoofed animals. By now the marsupial represents animals: red kangaroo; The primates: Baboon, Hamadryas baboon, japanese macaque, mandrill, ring-tailed lemur, ruffed lemur, green monkey, wooly monkey, De brazza’s monkey and three-striped night monkey. Hoofed animals department is introduced with: Blackbuck, spotted deer, axis deer, Caucasian roe deer and zebra. The birds are representing with parrots: grey parrot, yellow-naped Amazon, 2 species of cockatoos and 3 species of Macaws.
Children contact corner will be activated here in close future, where children will have a chance not only to see the animals but to contact with them by feeding, give them names, entertain with them etc. Certainly for the contact zoo corner was selected safe animals: horses, rabbits and guinea pig.
Contact zoo corner is an essential part in contemporary zoos, which makes adults and children to love, care and feel responsibility towards any kind of living creature.