Giza Zoo prepares for Eid al-Adha visitors - Photo by Mahed Eskander/Egypt Today Giza Zoo prepares for Eid al-Adha visitors - Photo by Mahed Eskander/Egypt Today

In pics: Giza Zoo prepares for Eid al-Adha visitors

Sun, Aug. 11, 2019
CAIRO – 11 August 2019: Thousands of Egyptians will head to national parks and gardens across the country on Sunday to celebrate Eid al-Adha as part of Egyptian’s habits that aim at family gatherings and taking some time off.

Ahead of celebrations, several zoos announced they are ready to receive visitors, including Fish garden, and seven regional zoos. Giza Zoo takes the lion share of preparations due to its large size, where officials increased the number of ticket outlets to avoid overcrowding by increasing the number of ticket outlets.

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Giza Zoo prepares for Eid al-Adha visitors - Photo by Mahed Eskander/Egypt Today

Mohamed Ragaey, the head of the Central Administrative for Zoos and Wild lives, said Giza Zoo has canceled all vacations of the veterinarians and workers at the garden to better deal with the large flow of visitors usually expected during the first day of Eid.

He added that there will be train tours within the zoo, and a panorama of the new animal births will be screened in the garden.

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Giza Zoo prepares for Eid al-Adha visitors - Photo by Mahed Eskander/Egypt Today

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Giza Zoo prepares for Eid al-Adha visitors - Photo by Mahed Eskander/Egypt Today

According to Ragaey, nearly 72.000 visitors flocked to the Zoo during the first day of Eid al-Fitr [Feast of Breaking the Fast] in June.

Giza Zoo is one of the most common places in which families choose to spend their time during Eid. The first day usually begins with performing Eid prayers at the Mosque. The prayers considered to be an integral religious part of Eid of which Muslims all over the world are keen on it.

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Giza Zoo prepares for Eid al-Adha visitors - Photo by Mahed Eskander/Egypt Today
 
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