Sunday, September 4, 2011

Giza Zoo of the most beautiful zoos in the world

Giza zoo or animals in the garden of Giza was founded in 1891 AD [1]. Is the largest zoo in Egypt and the Middle East, and the first and oldest zoos in Africa. Was called the "crown jewel of the zoos in Africa.
Is created by the Khedive Ismail. Where it opened in 1891 by Khedive Tawfiq Mohammed Ibn Khedive Ismail. Which started with flowers and plants imported does not exist in nature in Egypt. There in the garden about six thousand animals of about 175 species, including rare species of crocodiles and cows brutality.

The area of ​​the park about 80 acres, and its gate facing the main street of Charles de Gaulle in Cairo [3]. There are on the West Bank, Cairo Nile and there are streams and caves, waterfalls, wooden bridges and water, and lakes of the birds on display. It also contains the Museum was built in 1906 and houses collections of rare animals and stuffed birds and reptiles. The estimated number of visitors to the park by about two million visitors annually.

The park was closed in February 19, 2006, fearing for the animals and birds from bird flu, but was re-opened on 24 April of the same year.

Is a small museum inside the park, contains some of collectibles and photographs to the zoo, past and present, was created in the reign of King Fouad in 1924 on the occasion of the visit of Crown Prince of Japan to Egypt

Criticism and criticism of the administration oversees the zoo Giza due to the introduction of the recommendations of the International Federation of Zoos, Kalahtmam the form required and the spread of diseases brought on rare animals, and ill-treatment received by some of the animals in the park such as the linking elephants chained metal, [5] which led to the exclusion of Egypt's membership of the International Federation of Zoological Gardens in 2004, but it is expected that Egypt will resume its membership in 2008
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