The main mission of the project isthe creation of a socially active environment for both adults and children to feel that every natural thing on Earth is a part of one big family, where there is no place to aggression, but which is full of love, friendship and mutual assistance. Along with the main mission, the functionality of the park makes it possible to implement the other, also very important tasks, including:
The first residents of Feldman Ecopark were several tens of horses, donkeys, ponies, sheep, llamas, as well as turkeys, geese and rabbits. All animals without exception lived in open areas, where everyone was able to enter.
The total of 300,000 guests visited Feldman Ecopark during the first year.
Starting from the first days of Feldman Ecopark, one of the largest and still the most popular projects – Feldman Ecopark Good Home – began its history. The number of pleased faces, which finally experienced human care and endearment, was estimated at hundreds.
Feldman Ecopark is a territory of a happy childhood. And this philosophy of the multi-complex was defined during the first days. We were not wrong! Children liked Ecopark, its nature, sociable animals, amusements, music, dances and endless games! If you are searching for the place in Kharkiv, where children’s dreams lead to, than it is only Feldman Ecopark!
The collection of Feldman Ecopark increased to 200 animals. In addition to poultry and ungulates, Ecopark became a home for beautiful exotic animals: South American coatis, Indian peafowls, Pygmy goats, Siberian tigers and chimpanzee.
According to the results of 2012, 700,000 guests visited Feldman Ecopark.
Since 2012, the children’s social project – Young Naturalist Club – is open in Feldman Ecopark.
The launch of free lessons for children was a real breakthrough at the regional level. A lot of children were interested in natural sciences – schoolchildren didn’t just want to learn the theory, they were attracted with the opportunity to learn the world of the nature as young scientists. During the first year of Club’s activities, several tens of children from the city of Kharkiv and Kharkiv oblast became its members.
The number of animals in Feldman Ecopark reached 400 in 2013.
The total of 900,000 guests was able to rest in Feldman Ecopark during 2013. People arrived not only from Kharkiv, but from the other regions of Ukraine and from the near abroad.
2013 was the year of the development of many projects: Centre of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Horse Complex, Scientific and Educational Centre of Cheiroptera Rehabilitation. The voluntary animal protection project “Feldman Ecopark Good Home” turned into the All-Ukrainian Service for Wild, Exotic and Domestic Animals Rescue.
In addition to the group of little biologists, the Young Naturalist Club was extended with equestrian lessons and scientific and research units studying bats. Young naturalists of Ecopark started to carry out their first conferences.
By this time, the cases of bringing injured animals and abandoned kids of wolves, roe deer, deer, owls, hawks, and swans to the attentive veterinarians and volunteers of Ecopark became more frequent.
In 2014, the number Feldman Ecopark’s animals exceeded 1,000. The specialists of Ecopark actively cooperate with the counterparts within the programme of free exchange of animals among zoos..
1,200,000 visitors (residents of the city of Kharkiv, Kharkiv oblast and foreigners) were able to rest and to develop themselves in the territory of the Regional Landscape Park.
In 2014, the International Interfaith Forum was held in Feldman Ecopark, during which the capsule was laid into the foundation of the Museum of Religions.
The project of assistance rendered to children and teenagers with deviant behaviour “Take Children Away from the Streets” started in Feldman Ecopark. The Young Naturalist Club continues its development: children take part in the international competitions and conferences for schoolchildren. In 2014, the Club is attended by 200 little researcher of the nature
Since 2014, the animals with special needs undergo treatment and rehabilitation in Feldman Ecopark: Tai, the cheetah without the head of shin, and Kai and Gerda, a couple of the Persian leopards with the heavy locomotor apparatus abnormality – a pinched vertebral nerve.
By 2015, the collection of Feldman Ecopark grew to 2,000 animals of 200 species. At the moment, Ecopark has the largest collection of primates in Ukraine, the number of which reaches 180 animals of 30 species.
In 2015, Feldman Ecopark was visited by 1,500,000 guests from 24 countries of the world.
In 2015, the exposition of the Museum of Religions was opened in the AVEC Gallery. This exhibition became one of the first steps towards the creation of a multimedia exhibition complex in the territory of Feldman Ecopark. Moreover, the all-Ukrainian competition of young talents Feldman Art Park was launched this year, as well as the regional recreational camp and the Early Childhood Development Centre for children at the age of 3 and elder “Growing Up in Ecopark.”
The number of children attending the Young Naturalist Club exceeds 400.
In 2015, hundreds of animals undergo treatment and rehabilitation in Feldman Ecopark, in particular, a legless stork from the ATO zone, a tame wolf cub named Jadge from Kyiv, and a wild she-wolf name Dasha, which was found in the forests of Kharkiv oblast.
In 2016, the animal collection of Feldman Ecopark number more than 2,000 animals of 200 species. The collection of primates remains to be one of the largest not only in Ukraine, but in Eastern Europe as well – it consists of 200 monkeys.
This year, 2,000,000 guests were able to enjoy the rest in the Regional Landscape Park Feldman Ecopark.
In April 2016, Feldman Ecopark became the candidate to membership in the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). In October, Ecopark became the member of Ukrainian Association of Zoos and Aquaria.
For the first time, the sessions for children with special needs appeared in the children’s health improving and entertaining camp of Feldman Ecopark. Meanwhile, the Feldman Ecopark Young Naturalist Club becomes a Children’s Ecology and Nature Study Academy (CENSA). More than 700 children attend the Feldman Ecopark Academy studying the environmental protection
2016 was a very significant year in the work with injured animals. The workers of the All-Ukrainian Service for Wild, Exotic and Domestic Animals Rescue “Feldman Ecopark Good Home” set a new record. During the whole history of the project, 15,000 dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets found new comfortable homes
Видовое разнообразие животных, содержащихся в Фельдман Экопарк, расширилось до 300 видов, значительное число которых – редкие и исчезающие, занесенные в Красную книгу. Общее количество животных – более 2 тысяч.
За 2017 год Фельдман Экопарк посетили 2 200 000 гостей, среди которых большое количество иностранных гостей – посетители из Китая, Израиля, Турции, Испании, Швеции и многих других стран.
Детская эколого-натуралистическая академия Фельдман Экопарк достигла рубежа в 1000 воспитанников. А вместе с участниками летних лагерей количество вовлеченных в орбиту Экопарка детей составило 10 000. Появились новые направления - «Экознайка», «Город мастеров», Пони-ферма, Кроликоферма.
Центр спасения диких, экзотический и домашних животных «Добрый дом Фельдман Экопарк» открыл всеукраинскую информационно-консультационную горячую линию для оказания помощи животным по бесплатному номеру 0-800-302-303.
В 2017 г. в Фельдман Экопарк впервые реабилитировали животных, имеющих проблемы с конечностями и нуждающихся в специальных колясках. Собаки-колясочники Стив и Айна не только прошли курс лечения, для них также были найдены новые хозяева. Также в этом году на реабилитацию поступили несколько животных из зоны АТО, в частности, аисты и перевязка.
Dear visitors!We are very glad to welcome each of You! In turn, we ask You to observes the rules in the territory of Feldman Ecopark
- make fires
- pluck primroses
- to give own food to the animals across the whole territory
- tease and scare the animals
- throw anything into the enclosures
- enter the enclosures or climb over the fences
- put children on or over the barriers and fences
- touch the animals with various things (umbrellas, canes, bags and so on)
- the diet of all animals is thoroughly balanced, the feeding schedule is observed strictly
- all food undergoes the obligatory veterinary and sanitary examination
- overfeeding and inappropriate food.
- bring pets to Ecopark (dogs, cats, etc.)
- swim in water bodies
- write on stands, fences, benches, trees, buildings, decorative elements, etc
- walk, sit and lie on the lawns
- leave children unattended
- make a noise and turn on loud music
- drink spirits
- knock on grating and glass of premises for the animals