Ankara Zoo in Turkey


Ankara Zoo
Local name Ankara Hayvanat Bahçesi
Typezoo

OwnerMinistry of Agriculture and Village Affairs
Size32-hectare (79-acre)
Founded1933
Address Anafartalar, Atatürk Forest Farm
Zip-code 06050
Place Ankara
Country Turkey
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Ankara Zoo, located at Anafartalar, Atatürk Forest Farm, in Ankara, Turkey , was founded in 1933.


Comments / picturesAnkara Zoo, or Atatürk Forest Farm and Zoo, (Turkish: Atatürk Orman Çiftliği ve Hayvanat Bahçesi, in short AOÇ) is an expansive recreational farming area, which houses a zoo, several small agricultural farms, greenhouses, restaurants, a dairy farm and a brewery inside the Ataturk Orman Çiftligi in Ankara, Turkey.

The Forest Farm was established in 1925 by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Turkish Republic, as a private farm, and the zoo was founded in 1933. It houses some great cats, various birds, monkeys, ungulates, snakes and an aquarium. The zoo also breeds and sells Angora cats.

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Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Ankara Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=1571. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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