Photos of Giza Zoo vets trying to save Naema the Elephant's life - Photo acquired by Egypt Today Photos of Giza Zoo vets trying to save Naema the Elephant's life - Photo acquired by Egypt Today

Naema’s death leaves Giza zoo elephant-less

Tue, Oct. 8, 2019
CAIRO – 7 October 2019: Giza Zoo is now rendered without elephants after the death of Naema the Elephant of blood clot in its heart, according to Director of Giza Zoo Maha Saber.

Naema’s death followed the death of the three-year old elephant Karima.

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Photos of Giza Zoo vets trying to save Naema the Elephant's life - Photo acquired by Egypt Today


A veterinary committee has been formed to stand on the reasons of the death. Preparations are in full swing to mummify Naema's body to be be placed at the Giza zoo museum.

Giza Zoo has recently received two Red Kangaroos coming from Slovakia. The garden has never hosted Kangaroos since its establishment in 1891.

In March, Giza Zoological Garden announced a white rhinoceros died at 54 years of age at Giza Zoo after it surpassed the usual lifespan of white rhinos
Egyptians love to visit the beautiful zoo especially during holidays; the zoo is the biggest animal park in the Middle East.

A periodic vaccination campaign takes part of Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture, General Authority for Veterinary Services to protect animals from common diseases such as Ovine rinderpest, which is contagious and common among goats and sheep.

Giza Zoo Head, Mohamed Raga’ei, said that these kinds of campaigns usually take place during the Zoo weekly off day, with the participation of workers and veterinarians.

Giza Zoo is Egypt's most famous and historic zoo; it is also considered the biggest animal park in the Middle East, and it was opened for the public in 1891 during the rule of Khedive Tawfiq. Many kinds of rare and endangered animals and birds live in the park.

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Photos of Giza Zoo vets trying to save Naema the Elephant's life - Photo acquired by Egypt Today

 
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