Egypt will more than double the animal species that its iconic Giza Zoo accommodates to 186 up from 71, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said on Thursday.
The military production company for projects, engineering consultancy and general supplies has been handed the project of developing the Giza Zoo, the first garden of its kind in the Middle East that receives millions of visitors per year.
The Giza Zoo has welcomed hundreds of citizens on Monday to celebrate Sham El-Nessim holiday, with ticket prices of 5LE for Egyptians and 20 LE for non-Egyptians.
They would be developed by the National Authority for Military Production.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al Sisi reviewed on Tuesday plans to develop the Giza Zoo and directed with developing the Zoo in accordance with international standards, in a manner comparable to its global counterparts.
Mohammad Ragai, the head of the Central Administration of Zoos, dismissed on Friday news circulated about the closure of Giza Zoo, saying that no decision was taken in this matter so far.
This is an unprecedented number of visitors in one day.
The official noted that the majority of visitors on the first day tend to be youths, while it is mostly families from nearby governorates on the second and third days.
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The two new female giraffes at Giza Zoo were announced to have finished their quarantine period on Thursday, and that they are now in good health, according to Director of Giza Zoo Maha Saber.
The male giraffe, which died recently at Giza Zoo a few days after it was imported from South Africa, has been suffering from general weakness for around three months before his arrival in Egypt.
A newly imported giraffe from South Africa died inside its house Thursday at Giza Zoo, sources said, adding that an autopsy by veterinarians will be performed on the dead giraffe “Zizo” to reveal the cause of the death.
Giza Zoo received Tuesday three new giraffes from South Africa as part of an animal exchange system, where Egypt, in exchange, senthippopotamus, some types of Arab rams, white pelicans and rare parrots.
Giza Zoo will receive three new giraffes from South Africa Tuesday, after the zoo has lost a number of giraffes who died during the last period.
Giza Zoo has finished preparing a new house for three young giraffes soon to arrive from South Africa, according to a Monday statement by the zoo.
All zoos across Egypt opened their doors Monday to receive visitors after a 6-month closure due to COVID-19 spread.
The museum is the first museum to be established in Egypt and the Middle East in 1906.
These measures include providing the animals with more processed food, sugar and fodder with high protein value that helps with heating.
This including two for Giza Zoo and two for Alexandria Zoo from China, in cooperation with the Zimbabwean Embassy in Cairo.
Giza Zoo Head stressed that the importation process will take place in accordance with the requirement of the General Authority.