On January 22, 1927, the Higher Pedagogical Institute was opened in Samarkand. In the beginning of 1928, an independent department of zoology was organized as part of this higher pedagogical institute, and its management was entrusted to prof. A.M. Zavadsky. In 1930, the Higher Pedagogical Institute was reorganized into the Uzbek State Pedagogical Academy. On January 22, 1933, the Uzbek State Pedagogical Academy was reorganized into the Uzbek State University. A.Ikramova. Prof. A.M. Zavadsky headed the department of zoology until 1934. He mainly conducted research on the fauna, biology, distribution and practical significance of invertebrates. After the departure of prof. A.M. Zavadsky to manage the department was entrusted to prof. B.G.Turkevichu. During these years, the department worked Assoc. M.S. Burnashev, A.T.Tulaganov and S.K.Dal. In 1934, an independent department of zoology of vertebrates was established in the zoology department, and the first head of the department was appointed prof. B.G.Turkevich.
Thus, the Department of Zoology was divided into two separate departments and research works, each of the departments studying faunistics, biology, ecology and the practical importance of invertebrates and vertebrates of the Zeravshan Valley were conducted independently.
In 1937-1938 he was appointed Associate Professor of the Department of Zoology of Vertebrate Animals. S.K.Dal In 1934, under his leadership, his brother KK Dahl and KKPovarov jointly organized and substantiated the University’s zoological museum.
Before the Great Patriotic War, a number of well-known zoological scientists and several service personnel worked at the Department of Zoology: Assoc. S.K.Dal, K.K.D., F.A.Turdakov, M.S. Burnashev, D.M.Sagdiyev, M.M.Akhmedov, K.K. Povarov, M.V.Kaluzhina and others. As a head of the department of invertebrate zoology worked Assoc. M.S. Burnashev (1934-68); prof. ATTulanganov (1952-58; 1960-63) prof. M.I. Kosobutsky (1958-60); prof. T.K.Svadzhan (1963-68); Assoc. C. G. Bronstein (1968-1982); Assoc. M.M.Ostanov (1983-87). During these years, the department conducted research on faunistics, biology and ecology of insects, especially on the biological method of protecting agricultural plants from pests. Under the leadership of Ts.B. Bronstein, a laboratory of biomethods was organized. The results of research conducted by the employee of agriculture, are widely implemented in the practice of agriculture, the application of methods of biological plant protection were conducted on the scale of the former Union and a number of foreign countries. The same years were obtained dozens of copyright certificates of patents, and licenses for bio-method, a number of conferences, symposia and methodical manuals and books were published. During these years, such experienced teachers as associate professors worked at the department. E.P. Sudareva, E.A. Popova, K.Kh.Samibaeva, B.M.Gorenstein, E.N.Abdullaev, N.H.Khakimov, ass. N.A.Rahimerdiyeva, Ph.D. Z.M.Haydarova, Assoc. F.Z.Halimov, ass. A. B. Khamidova, ass. R.A. Khamzayev, ass. AAAshrapov, ass. M.R. Rakhimov. Continuing the work of their teachers, they cultivate a love for nature in the younger generation.
In 1987, the Department of Invertebrate Zoology was merged with the Department of Vertebrate Zoology.
In 1989, the Department of Ecology and Biological Plant Protection was established and the head of this department was elected as a doctor of biological sciences. prof. B.Kh.Botirov. This department (functioned) until 1996. After the formation of the faculty of soil science and ecology, this department was transferred to the faculty. From this year, the department again became nazyvatsya Department of Zoology.
Heads of the Department of Vertebrate Zoology worked prof. B.G.Turkevich (1934-1945, 1948-1950); Assoc. D.M.Sagdiyev (1945-1948); Assoc. MVKaluzhina (1950-1962); prof. A.K.Sagitov (1962-1987); Assoc. LAAlmatov (1987-1994); Assoc. A.R. Zhabborov (1995-2010), J.L.Lakhanov (2010-2011), Z.P.Rakhmanova (2011-2012), F.Z. Khalimov (2012-2016) ), A.R. Zhabborov (from 2016 to the present).
The postwar years at the department fruitfully worked Assoc. I.A. Abdusalyamov (now academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan) Assoc. Mamatkulov, S.Nazhmiev, A.Haydarov, M.M. Akhmedov, A. K. Zakirova, M. V. Kaluzhina, M. V. Rakhmonova, K.I. Kalinina, ass. V.E. Yazynina, E.M.Levitskaya, G.I.Girenko, I...M.Ananyeva, E.N.Anaev and others.
Since 1960, their knowledge and experience at the Department of Vertebrate Zoology was transferred to students by associate professors E.V. Kiseleva, Zh.L.Lakhanov, B.Kh.Botirov, L.A.Almatov, ass. TP Serdyuk et al.
Since 1980-90 at the department worked and work Assoc. S.E. Fundukchiev, Assoc. A.R. Zhabborov, Assoc. N.A.Allanazarova, ass. D.H. Atahadzhaeva, ass. Z.P.Rakhmonova, ass. A.U.Mamashukurov.
Senior lab technicians A.Esanov, F.Ulugov, Z.Akhunov, A.Pirnazarov, A.Yuldasheva, A.Mamashukurov worked in the zoological museum at the department.
The head of the department A.R. Jabborov in 2016 defended his doctoral dissertation. In 2001, senior laboratory assistant Leonid Belyalova and 2002 ass. ZP Rakhmanov defended his thesis and received approval.
Prof. A.K.Sagitov is one of the authors of the “Red Book of Uzbekistan”, and the responsible editor of the 4-volume monography “Birds of Uzbekistan”, Assoc. S.E. Fundukchiev is one of the authors of the II-volume of the monograph “Birds of Uzbekistan”.
Head of the Department prof. A.R. Zhabborov was the holder of the author's certificate and patent “Device for scaring birds”, and also for 1996-2008 he was the scientific director of the Grant on the topic: “The role of the zoological museum in studying ecology and preserving the gene pool of rare and endangered animals of Uzbekistan” From 2008 to the present time, the zoo has been funded as a “Unique Object”.
The department has a unique entomological collection which includes 100,000 instances of insects belonging to 10,000 species of insects.
Organized by prof. B.Kh.Batyrov osteological collection of fossil bone remains of animals of the Quaternary period is highly appreciated by paleozoologists of the CIS countries.
The staff of the department conducts research works in collaboration with the staff of the Institute of Zoology, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, with the departments of Zoology at many universities in the CIS countries and the University of Vermont in the USA.
The department has a bachelor's degree in the direction - 5140100 - biology and magistracy in specialties 5A140101 - biology, 5A140108 - zoology, 5A140103 - ichthyology and hydrobiology and doctoral studies in the specialty 03.00.06-zoology.
In 2013-2015, the department carried out contracts on the topic: “Creating a directory of the zoological museum of SamSU”, funded by the department of state biocontrol of the Committee for Nature Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and in 2013-2017 by order of the Samarkand branch of the Committee for Nature Protection of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the topic: Keeping a cadastre of flora and fauna of the Samarkand region ".