Giza Zoo Cairo Egypt information, tours, prices, booking
Giza Zoo Cairo indeed is one of the most beautiful zoos in the world. In fact, it is the most inhabited by the various animal and plant species. Moreover, Giza Zoo Cairo area is about 80 acres. The zoo located near the west bank of the Nile. Its northern tip overlooks Cairo University. Giza Zoo Cairo not far from Cairo Downtown and it linked to it by many buses. In fact, Giza Zoo Cairo is under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture in Egypt. Khedive Ismail was the ruler of Egypt from 1863-1879. He supposed to open Giza Zoo Cairo on the occasion of the inauguration of Suez Canal. It was in 1869. He could not do so because the lack of time. On March 1891, Giza Zoo Cairo opened for the public.
The zoo distinguished for its rare imported plants and walks. They paved with colored pebbles. Moreover, they set in beautiful mosaic pictures. Giza Zoo also distinguished for its streams, lakes and bridges. It also does for hilly habitats for the various animals that it houses. These hilly areas planted with cactus trees and the rare cactus fruit. Egypt’s moderate climate helped to preserve the lives of animals from different regions. There is no need to use air conditioning for cooling or warming. Giza Zoo Cairo is indeed a huge exhibition of African wild life. It is a habitat for many species of animals and birds which are now extinct in Egypt. They restored to their original environments from which they were extinct. Among these are mountain goats, rams, Egyptian gazelles and heron.
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Giza Zoo Cairo comprised of five hilly areas. The greatest called the Citadel Hill which constructed in 1867. Moreover, it decorated with various statues of the extinct Fayoum rhinoceros, crocodiles and strange Birds. Its plateau coveredwith a small park that could reached by means of a spiral path. Giza Zoo Cairo comprises plant covered walks. It has many of streams. There is a hall in its center as a resting place. It also has various statues of Birds and reptiles. They made of cement and pebbles. The streams flow through caves with white coral reefs. They hanging down, into waterfalls that lead to a lake with two islands. They connected with a wooden bridge.
In front of the lions’ house there are two artificial hills. They connected with a rare iron suspended bridge. In fact, it is the only one in Egypt. Besides to many animals in the garden, there is a museum which built in 1906. In fact, it consists of three big halls. The halls exhibit large groups of Egyptian and foreign embalmed Birds. They also exhibit reptiles, fish and animals as well as skeletons.
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There are also two other halls exhibiting various kinds of animals, reptiles, and Birds. An embalming factory located behind the museum for such purposes. Giza Zoo Cairo is also an institute where scientists study the behavior of animals and Birds. There are five non governmental organizations. They carry out campaigns to encourage people to preserve wild life. They also promote environment awareness in Egypt.