Giza Zoo welcomes hundreds of visitors to celebrate Sham El-Nessim



Mon, 17 Apr 2023 - 03:48 GMT


Mon, 17 Apr 2023 - 03:48 GMT

CAIRO – 17 April 2023: The Giza Zoo has welcomed hundreds of citizens on Monday to celebrate Sham El Nessim holiday, with ticket prices of 5LE for Egyptians and 20 LE for non-Egyptians.

Egypt’s First Lady Entissar Amer also extended greetings to Egyptians on Sham El-Nessim

She posted on her social media accounts: “May Allah perpetuate our joy and happiness,”


Employees in the public and private sectors in Egypt are celebrating a paid day off on Monday on the occasion of the Pharaonic festival of Sham El-Nessim.

Last January, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi reviewed plans to develop the Giza Zoo and directed with developing the Zoo in accordance with international standards, in a manner comparable to its global counterparts.


Sisi’s directions came during meeting with Finance Minister. Mohammed Maait, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Al-Sayyed Al-Qusseir, Minister of State for Military Production Major General Mohammed Salah El-Din and Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority Major General Ahmed Al-Azazy.

The Presidency Spokesperson said the meeting reviewed plans to develop the Giza Zoo.



It is noteworthy that Giza Zoo is the largest zoo in Egypt and the Middle East, and the first and oldest zoo in Africa. It was founded in 1891 and was called "the crown jewel of zoos in Africa", it is located on the western bank of the Nile River and includes Water tables and caves with waterfalls and wooden bridges, and lakes for the birds on display. It also includes a museum that was built in 1906 and contains rare collections of stuffed animals, birds and reptiles.

 The number of its visitors is estimated at two million visitors annually.





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