National Museum of Wildlife

Map 2010

City: Ashgabad

Contry: Turkmenistan

Province: Ahal Province

Opend 1932, the new zoo opened 2010

Species 250


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 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

Service given


Open : minimum 8am-7.30pm

Entrace fee: Yes

For kids: Playgrounds and pettingarea

Food: The Zoo has a place where you can get a snack


Taking photos: Is allowed, if publiciesed, please mention the zoo on your homepage











Phone number

Fax number

Address: National Museum of Wildlife, Geok Tepe, Turkmenistan






Where to finde the Park:

I don't have any guides of this zoo. Does any body know if they made any guides? And where I can get any guides of Ashgabad Zoo?


In the years 1957, 1982 and 2007 they had theire anniversarrys. Have they made any books on this occassion?
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