The animal park, which opened in 1997, is located in the territory of the former Elistvere manor park. Native wild animals – foxes, roe deer, a bear, lynxes, an elk, bisons, etc. – are settled in conditions similar to those they experience in the nature. Those interested may also visit the small rodents’ centre. The 2 km Elistvere study trail, which can be completed both in a wheelchair and with a stroller, introduces various plant species with the help of information boards. A boardwalk will take the visitors to a viewing platform by Lake Elistvere where one can admire the lake’s rich bird kingdom. There is an exhibition hall on the first floor of Elistvere Visitor Centre.