Karagandy Zoo

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Қарағанды хайуанаттар бағы
Karagandy Zoo
1st logo of the Karaganda zoo.
Date opened 1936/1938
Location Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Coordinates 49°47′12.21″N 73°3′36.86″E / 49.7867250°N 73.0602389°E / 49.7867250; 73.0602389Coordinates: 49°47′12.21″N 73°3′36.86″E / 49.7867250°N 73.0602389°E / 49.7867250; 73.0602389
Land area 107.5 acres (43.5 ha)
No. of animals 1000+ (1990)
No. of species 250 (1990)

The Karagandy Zoo (Kazakh: Қарағанды хайуантар бағы; Russian: Карагандинский зоопарк) is the state zoo of the city Karaganda in Kazakhstan. The Karagandy Zoo covers 107.5 acres (43.5 ha), and is one of the largest and oldest zoological parks in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The zoo is best known as the home of the "talking" elephant Batyr until his death in 1993.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Batyr at Karaganda Zoo". elephant.se. Elephant Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kazakhstan zoo monkeys given wine 'to ward off flu'". bbc.co.uk. BBC. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 

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