The Sharjah Safari is the largest safari project in the world outside Africa.
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SHARJAH – The Sharjah Safari has expanded its wildlife population with the arrival of 121 new animals at the wildlife reserve in Al Dhaid.
Among the newcomers are different types of mammals, reptiles, and birds, including gazelles, African wild turtles, crocodiles, African rock python, and flamingos.
The Sharjah Safari is the largest safari project in the world outside Africa, said Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah.
Al Suwaidi said that the safari will be home to 50,000 animals and is poised to become “the most important ecotourism destination in the region.”
She said that 15 giraffes were released to adapt to the safari atmosphere instead of being caged.
Safari will house a lion section and a rhinoceros enclosure, as well as some buildings such as conference hall, safari visitors camp, rest buildings and restaurants.
The safari features a large natural lake and areas for visitors, with cafes scattered around the site of live animal shows. ICA/Expat Media
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