Tashkent Zoo was founded in 1924. Then it was a small menagerie which was placed at the Art Museum, on the territory of the former out-of-city dacha of Turkeston governor-general. By the end of the 40-ies the Zoo had been almost organized, its collection numbered 200 types of animals.
New Zoo occupies 22,7 hectares of land, 349 kinds of animals – mammals, reptiles, birds and fishes live in open-air cages. A special proud of Tashkent Zoo is Aquarium where sea animals, namely sharks, moral eels, turtles, etc.
In September 2009 Tashkent Zoo’s collection got exotic animals from Malaysia, among which there are Malaysian bears (the rarest type of bears from the Red Book).
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The Exhibition Hall located in the center of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, opened in 1974, and is the largest in Uzbekistan and Central Asia. Within this interesting building, continually changing exhibits are displayed in the light, roomy halls, including paintings, sculpture, and graphics. Works of art can be purchased on the ground floor.
The Tashkent Exhibition Hall is also used for conferences, symposiums, and round table discussions with representatives from creative arts unions of Uzbekistan and Central Asia.
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