The animal park, which was 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.
The Elistvere campfire site is located next to the animal park, where it is also possible to camp.