A modern zoo occupying more than 40 hectares has been built in a place of Geokdere near Ashgabat. The National Museum of Wildlife Turkmenistan has been equipped according to international standards and requirements of organizations for the protection of animals.
As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports, in the zoo one can see over 250 species of wild predators, domestic animals, birds and reptiles, and representatives of the underwater world, many of which are listed as endangered. The new Museum of wildlife presents all species of fauna of Turkmenistan. The inhabitants of the old Ashgabat zoo, as well as personal kennel of the president of Turkmenistan moved to the new zoo.
Thematically, the zoo is divided into four zones: the "African Savanna" and the area of predators are located in the eastern part of the park, while the territory of ungulate and "bird market"- in its western part. Each animal species has winter premises with access to large enclosed areas in the open. There is also the museum building called "Animal World" in the zoo with aquariums with the inhabitants of the Caspian Sea and the oceans. The territory of the zoological park is decorated with greenery, fountains and artificial lakes.
Guests of the new zoo will be able to see kangaroos, ostriches, buffalo, white rhinoceros, zebras, crowned giraffes, Bactrian camels, Nile crocodiles, pythons and other snakes, leopards, lions, tigers, cranes, swans, gray parrots, white cockatoos, peacocks, pheasants, different horses, antelopes, llamas, horned goats, mountain sheep, deer, sheep of Saraja breed, gazelles, sea stars and lilies, anemones, sponges, sea urchins, crabs, tropical fish and many other animals.