Bukhara urial

Ovis vignei bochariensis


The slender and light-footed Bukhara urial inhabits Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.

It can be found in four isolated mountain regions alongside the Amu Darya River, on foothill plains and gently sloping hillsides at elevations up to 5,500 m. The urial take to rocky terrain only when fleeing an enemy or driven by livestock.

The subspecies is threatened by grazing pressure from domestic livestock, overhunting, droughts and severe winters, breakdown of the nature reserve system. Total number: <1,200, ↓

The horn length of an adult male is up to 95 cm.

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*Indoor expositions are closed on Mondays.
The Zoo closes two hours after the ticket office is closed.

How to get here

Paldiski mnt. 145 – North Entrance

From Tallinn city centre (Kaubamaja) bus no. 42 (Bus stop Zoo) From Freedom square (Vabaduse väljak) buses no. 22, 41, and 42 (Bus stop Zoo) From Railway station (Balti jaam) buses no. 21, 41, and 43 (Bus stop Zoo)

Ehitajate tee 150 – West Entrance

From Tallinn city centre (Kaubamaja) bus no. 42 (Bus stop Karikakra or Nurmenuku) From Railway station (Balti jaam) bus no. 43 (Bus stop Karikakra, Nurmenuku or Zoo) Buses no. 10, 12, 13, 28, 37, 45, 46, 47

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E-R +372 6943 300; Emergency: 512 69 65

Ehitajate tee 150/Paldiski mnt. 145
Tallinn 13522, Estonia

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