“Zizi, the rhino, arrived at Giza Zoo on October 22, 1983. White rhinos usually live to about 35 - 50 years of age - the Giza Zoo's Facebook
CAIRO - 12 November 2019: The Ministry of Agriculture's Central Department of Zoos and Wildlife Conservation announced importing an elephant and four sea lions, including two for Giza Zoo and two for Alexandria Zoo from China, in cooperation with the Zimbabwean Embassy in Cairo.
According to a statement issued by the Agriculture Ministry on Nov.11,a South African zoo will receive three giraffes and two zebras in exchange for sending a hippopotamus and an Ethiopian monkey in light of the deficit in some wildlife species.
Giza Zoo Head Mohamed Rajaei stressed 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 zoohas 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