Camels at the Giza Zoo – Maher Eskandar
CAIRO – 2 October 2017: Giza Zoo is the biggest animal park in the Middle East.
Egyptians love to visit the beautiful zoo in holidays. Here are five things to know about Giza Zoo:
1- It stretches over 85 acres.
2- It was opened for the public in 1891 during the rule of Khedive Tawfiq.
Guenons at the Giza Zoo – Maher Eskandar
3- Many kinds of rare and endangered animals and birds live in the park and have successfully bred there.
4- The Zoological Museum, the first and largest of its kind in the Middle East, is located inside the zoo. It displays mummified animals from all over the region and Africa.
Deer at the Giza Zoo – Maher Eskandar
5- A board of secretaries has been set up to develop the old zoo.
6- Their plan includes the exploitation of unused spaces and expanding animals’ habitats.
A tigress and her cubs at the Giza Zoo – Egypt Today
7- It is expected to better simulate the natural habitat of the animals on the verge of extinction.
8- A veterinarian committee will be formed to look after the animals.
Mummified rats and mice at the Zoological Museum – Best Places Egypt Facebook page
9- Stimulate the reproduction of rare animals and birds.
The Zoological Museum inside the Giza Zoo – Best Places Egypt Facebook page
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