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Dubai Zoo - A Must Visit Place for Wildlife Enthusiasts

April 7, 2014

Being an ardent lover of wildlife and nature, I had already decided to dedicate a day for visiting the Dubai zoo when I was in the country. After the fifth day of my trip to the mesmerizing Palm Islands, the other day I decided to make a visit to the Dubai Zoo which is yet another must see location when you are there in Dubai.

The Dubai Zoo is spread across a large landmass which covers a significant space in the town. The zoo is located at a certain corner and therefore it was also named as the ‘Town’s end’. The zoo is like a natural abode for a variety of animals. We entered into the zoo by giving a nominal entry fees and we took a ride around the entire zoo. Although the zoo is quite large to be completed in a single day but I was glad that we could manage to visit the majority of the zoo.

Dubai Zoo

Dubai Zoo | Image Resource : panoramio.com/photo/69534386

The Dubai zoo is the only place in the entire Arabian Peninsula where one would find the availability of the rare Chimpanzee and Gordon’s wildcat. There are as many as 238 species of animals found in the zoo. The different types of animals one would see there are monkeys, deer, bears, giraffes, wild cats, fox, porcupines, baboons etc. Among birds, there are hyena, vultures, parakeet, emu, parrot, crane, ostrich and several others also found here. One woBeing an ardent lover of wildlife and nature, I had already decided to dedicate a day for visiting the Dubai zoo when I was in the country. After the fifth day of my trip to the mesmerizing Palm Islands, the other day I decided to make a visit to the Dubai Zoo which is yet another must see location when you are there in Dubai.

Gordon’s Wildcat At Dubai Zoo

Gordon’s Wildcat At Dubai Zoo | Image Resource : uaebirding.com/forum/showthread.php?4759-Al-Qua-a-possible-Gordon-s-Wildcat

The Dubai Zoo is spread across a large landmass which covers a significant space in the town. The zoo is located at a certain corner and therefore it was also named as the ‘Town’s end’. The zoo is like a natural abode for a variety of animals. We entered into the zoo by giving a nominal entry fees and we took a ride around the entire zoo. Although the zoo is quite large to be completed in a single day but I was glad that we could manage to visit the majority of the zoo.

The Dubai zoo is the only place in the entire Arabian Peninsula where one would find the availability of the rare Chimpanzee and Gordon’s wildcat. There are as many as 238 species of animals found in the zoo. The different types of animals one would see there are monkeys, deer, bears, giraffes, wild cats, fox, porcupines, baboons etc. Among birds, there are hyena, vultures, parakeet, emu, parrot, crane, ostrich and several others also found here. One would also find a rich variety of reptile of as many as 400 species.

Giraffes At Dubai Zoo

Giraffes At Dubai Zoo | Image Resource : youtube.com

We entered into the zoo at around 11 a.m. in the morning. The zoo opens for visitors at 10 am in the morning and closes at 6 pm. However as were traveling in the winters, the park closed at 5:30 pm in the evening. There are large numbers of visitors who get attracted to the zoo on a regular basis.

We also made a ride in the Dubai Zoo safari while we were in the zoo. The safari is made across a land of 120 hectares which includes the butterfly park, zoo ride and botanical garden. The zoo also aims at increasing the number of species it has to 1000.

 It was truly a phenomenal day at the Dubai Zoo and I enjoyed the journey to my fullest content.uld also find a rich variety of reptile of as many as 400 species.

We entered into the zoo at around 11 a.m. in the morning. The zoo opens for visitors at 10 am in the morning and closes at 6 pm. However as were traveling in the winters, the park closed at 5:30 pm in the evening. There are large numbers of visitors who get attracted to the zoo on a regular basis.

We also made a ride in the Dubai Zoo safari while we were in the zoo. The safari is made across a land of 120 hectares which includes the butterfly park, zoo ride and botanical garden. The zoo also aims at increasing the number of species it has to 1000. It was truly a phenomenal day at the Dubai Zoo and I enjoyed the journey to my fullest content.

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