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Zoological Garden

Museum code7060700
NameZoological Garden
CountyMureş
LocalityTÂRGU MUREŞ
AddressStr. Verii nr. 41
Postal code300
Telephone0265.221.408
E-MAIL addressoffice@zootirgumures.ro
Time table10:00 - 20:00 (summer); 10:00 - 17:00 (winter)
Collection(s)In the ‘60s, when it was founded, the garden had a surface of 600 - 700 sq.m., that in 1965 reached 20 ha. When the gates opened there were only ten animals, currently there are about 500 animals belonging to 120 species, both local and exotic fauna. Currently the garden is divided into five sectors: primates, herbivores, carnivores, the tropical Pavilion, the Lake. The primates’ Pavilion shelters the ten species of monkeys, representing the African primates: baboons with mantle (Papio hamadryas), baboons (Papio cynocephalus), cercophytecus, such as the savannah monkey Cercopythecus aethiops), the hussar monkey (Erytrocebus patas), as well as the magot (Macaca sylvanus). Asia is represented by various species of macaques, such as the common macaque (Macaca fascicularis), the Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata), the pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina)) and the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). At the moment South America is represented by only one species, namely apella (Cebus apella). In the hall there are tropical plants: banana tree, Washingtonia palmer, Phoenix, ficus, and small-sized exotic plants. The herbivore section is on the highest side of the garden and was built by enclosing a natural space. The night shelter of the animals renders the local folk architecture. In the Zoological Garden the carnivores include bears, prey birds and various small mammals belonging to this category of animals. The felines are sheltered in the lions’ Pavilion. Next to the lions’ pavilion, there are the cages for pumas, lynxes and wild cats. There we find the lions, leopards and jaguars. The facilities of the bears, that has functioned since 1986, shelters bears and wolves. This sector includes also prey birds. The tropical pavilion was established in 1983 and is divided into three subsections: the aquarium section, the parrots’ cages and the reptile section. The aquariums are 37 in number and present various fish of the exotic fauna. The amphibians and reptiles sum up about 11,000 species. In the reptile section the order of the crocodiles is represented by the cayman (Caiman crocodiles), that lives in Central and South America. Next to the crocodile pool there is a row of terrariums for constrictor snakes: rhe yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus), the tiger python (python molurus) and boa (Boa constrictor). There is also a collection of smaller snakes: the water snake (Natrix natrix), the cave rat snake (Elaphe taeniura), the common rat snake (Elaphe obsolete), and the common kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula). There is another representative of the reptiles: the green iguana (Iguana iguana). In the central part of the building there are the cages of the exotic birds, represented mostly by parrots. We can come across the monk parakeet (Myopsittas monachus), the cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), the rosella (Platycercus eximus), the red-rumped parrot (Psephotus haematonotus), and the budgie (Melopsittacus undulates). Opposite the cages of the birds there is a botanic garden with various exotic plants. The lake, artificially built over the years, has become a real biotop. At the moment, besides the waterfowl, there is a diverse fauna.
General profileNatural Sciences
Main profileNatural Sciences - Zoology
WEB addresshttp://www.zootirgumures.ro
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