Botanical and Zoological Garden of Tsimbazaza

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The Botanical and Zoological Garden of Tsimbazaza, short Tsimbazaza Zoo (in French Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza or PBZT[1]) is a zoological and botanical garden in the neighbourhood of Tsimbazaza in Antananarivo, Madagascar, located just north of the National Assembly of Madagascar building.

Botanical and Zoological Garden of Tsimbazaza
Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza
Pond with broad-leaved water plants
Pond at Tsimbazaza,
with Typhonodorum lindleyanum
TypeBotanical and zoological garden
LocationTsimbazaza, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Coordinates18°55′48″S 47°31′34″E / 18.93000°S 47.52611°E / -18.93000; 47.52611Coordinates: 18°55′48″S 47°31′34″E / 18.93000°S 47.52611°E / -18.93000; 47.52611
Opened1990 (1990)
Collectionsbotanical and zoological
Websitepbzt.recherches.gov.mg

It is said to house "the finest collection of Malagasy wildlife", with several unique species on display. The zoo has a museum with collections of tribal carvings and the skeleton of extinct megavertebrates, including an elephant bird, pygmy hippos, and giant lemurs. It also contains Madagascar's largest herbarium (herbarium code TAN) with roughly 80,000 plant specimens.[2]

On November 1989, the WWF celebrated its tenth year in Madagascar by opening an environmental teaching center at the zoo.[3]

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  1. ^ Mittermeier, R.A.; Louis, E.E.; Richardson, M.; Schwitzer, C.; et al. (2010). Lemurs of Madagascar. Illustrated by S.D. Nash (3rd ed.). Conservation International. pp. 669–671. ISBN 978-1-934151-23-5. OCLC 670545286.
  2. ^ "Herbier du Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza, Global Plants on JSTOR". New York: ITHAKA. 2000–2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  3. ^ Lanting, Frans; Jolly, Alison; Durrell, Gerald; Mack, John (1990). Madagascar: a world out of time. Aperture. p. 120. Retrieved 16 June 2011.