Dubai Safari receives 153 newborns of endangered species

Dubai Safari Park has announced the addition of 153 new babies of various endangered species, celebrating the achievements it has made since its inception. As a global city model in environmental preservation, supporting sustainability and ecological awareness and in line with its ambition to play a key role in the rehabilitation and protection of endangered species.

Dubai Safari Park opened its doors on December 12, 2017 and is one of the most prominent safari parks in the world as it includes about 3,000 animals, including 78 species of mammals, including 10 carnivores, 17 primates and 50 species of reptiles. , and 111 species of birds, along with amphibians and invertebrates, all living on an area of ​​119 hectares, in light of the park providing an atmosphere comparable to the natural habitats of the animals it includes, while ensuring the application of the best international standards in the field of veterinary care, with the help of qualified staff, and at a high level of training and competence, because Dubai’s interest in parks and gardens comes in the context of continuous work to maintain the quality of life in the emirate and increase its attractiveness as a global tourist destination.

Ahmed Al Zarouni, director of the Department of Public Parks and Recreation in Dubai Municipality, said: “We were pleased to receive 153 newborns of endangered species. To return the different factions to areas from which they have disappeared or where their numbers have declined.

Al Zarouni added: “In line with Dubai’s vision as a sustainable city, Dubai Safari Park is working to develop innovative ways to become more sustainable, to ensure the protection of wildlife and biodiversity. The park also aims to educate visitors about environmental conservation and the protection of vulnerable species.”

He explained that seven species of the most endangered animals live in the park, including the turtle, red-fronted parrot, red puffy lemur, black-and-white collared lemur, white-faced gibbon monkey, and western lowland gorilla. , and Arabian oryx, highlighting the park’s pride in its participation. He has been instrumental in rehabilitation programs for endangered animals and many other species, including tigers, mountain deer and ringed lemurs.

The park’s 22 rare species also include the African collared tortoise, Chinese necked tortoise, bog tortoise, Komodo dragon, gray crowned crane, northern bald ibis, steppe hawk, gray parrot, Timna parrot, yellow-headed amazon and elephant. Ring-tailed lemur, silver gibbon, lar gibbon, chimpanzee, leopard, African hound, small hippopotamus, hog deer, reticulated giraffe, mountain deer.

In addition to welcoming visitors in the new season, Dubai Safari Park is devoting its efforts to increasing the number and species of its animals and providing suitable habitats for them, with attention to training and qualified staff capable of providing the best forms of care for these animals. As an institution dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of endangered animals, Dubai Safari Park is now taking steps to collaborate with other institutions specializing in the care and conservation of animals and their protection from extinction.

The director of the Department of Public Parks and Recreation in Dubai Municipality said: “Partnerships and exchange programs help achieve the highest standards of animal care and protection and breeding initiatives aimed at conserving animal species through open dialogue and information sharing with partners.” Through various conservation programs, Dubai Municipality conserves natural habitats to aid wildlife conservation and reproduction initiatives. One of the projects already supported by Dubai Safari Park is the Arabian Frog Reproduction Project, which aims to rehabilitate the Arabian frog in a suitable environment in the Emirates.

animal exchange programs

Dubai Safari Park has joined animal exchange programs with many zoos and animal care facilities in the UAE and around the world, including Parken Zoo in the Kingdom of Sweden, Manor Park Wildlife in the United Kingdom and Fota Life Park. Wildlife in Ireland, while the zoo is building partnerships with zoos in India. Locally, Dubai Safari Park collaborates with Green Planet, Al Ain Zoo, Sharjah Endangered Arabian Wildlife Breeding Center and Emirates Zoo.

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