The zoo of TSU named after G.R. Derzhavin was opened in 2005 in place of the former botanic garden. On the territory of the zoo there are alleys of cages with wild animals, halls for reptiles, enclosures for hoofed animals and a small pond for the waterfowl.
Tambov zoo has five main sections:
A wide range of research and educational work, various ecological programs are carried out in the zoo. At the weekend visitors can see an open show with wild birds and trained animals.