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CAIRO - 4 November 2019: Giza Zoo Head Mohamed Rajaei said on Monday that three giraffes and two zebras will be imported from South Africa after the zoo was granted the approval of the board of the General Authority for Veterinary Services.
Rajaei told Egypt today that the animals will arrive in 90 days, stressing that the importation process will take place in accordance with the requirements of the General Authority for Veterinary Services and the international requirements of the Animal Health Organization.
Giza Zoo has recently received two Red Kangaroos coming from Slovakia. The garden has never hosted Kangaroos since its establishment in 1891. However, the zoo is now rendered without elephants after the death of Naema the Elephant due to a blood clot in its heart, according to Director of Giza Zoo Maha Saber.
A periodic vaccination campaign was launched by Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture and General Authority for Veterinary Services to protect animals from common diseases such as Ovine rinderpest, which is contagious and common among goats and sheep.
The Giza Zoo head 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.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.