A Visit to Al Ain Zoo!

October 26, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Posted in PLACES I'VE BEEN TO | Leave a comment
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Yesterday, we visited AL AIN ZOO again. This was my third visit 🙂

Al Ain Zoo (Arabic: ‎حديقة حيوانات العين ) is a 400-hectare (990-acre) zoo located in the foothills of the Jebel Hafeet Mountains in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. It has a large animal collection of over 4,000 animals (186 species).

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The animal group I photographed the most are the GIRAFFES!

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IMG_7217IMG_7218Beautiful FLAMINGOS

IMG_7227IMG_7226AFRICAN WILD DOGS have rounded large ears they differ from other canid species in that they have only 4, rather than 5 toes on their front feet.

IMG_7220IMG_7241IMG_7262IMG_7254IMG_7260IMG_7258Al Ain Zoo houses lots of  Arabian antelopes and oryx, eland, gazelle, lechwe and can be found in the tree shaded paddocks which offer excellent breeding conditions.

Birds.

IMG_7271CARACAL’s ears are large and pointed with long erect tufts of hair on the tips.

IMG_7282This is a HIPPOPOTAMUS, but he’s too shy to show his face 🙂  He is recognizable by his barrel-shaped torso, enormous mouth and teeth, nearly hairless body, stubby legs and tremendous size. It is the third largest land mammal by weight, after the White Rhinoceros and Elephant.

IMG_7231PATAS MONKEYS run on all fours (arms and feet), instead of swinging from trees for locomotion. They run fast – up to 55kph

IMG_7235VERVET MONKEYS are the most widely-used primates in medical research. This is because they are small, easily handled, not endangered and easy to breed in captivity.

HOUSE OF REPTILES

IMG_7221WHITE TIGERS exist only in captivity.

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The Al Ain Zoo hosts the almost extinct WHITE LION (less than 200 remain in the world)

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The trip was fun and educational at the same time!

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