United Arab Emirates: Sharjah Safari will have 12 African environments, 120 species – News
The Sharjah Safari will be home to 120 species of animals and over 100,000 trees found in Africa.
It was announced earlier that the 16-square-kilometer project would include more than 50,000 animals.
Considered the largest safari in the world outside of Africa, the Sharjah Safari in the town of Al Dhaid will be home to the rare black rhino.
The wildlife reserve will have 12 different African environments. It will feature a section for giraffes – 15 of which have been released into the wild to suit the safari atmosphere – and a rhino enclosure.
These came into play when the Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) unveiled the project’s logo.
The logo features four endangered animals – an elephant, giraffe, lion and rhino – formed in four colors.
EPAA President Hana Saif Al Suwaidi said: âSharjah and the United Arab Emirates will soon have an unprecedented tourist spot and natural destination in the region. The Sharjah Safari will help preserve biodiversity and wildlife.
It was announced earlier that the project would have a large natural lake, a picnic area for visitors, and cafes near areas that will host live animal shows.
In April this year, authorities announced that more than 100 animals – from mammals to reptiles and birds – had arrived at the safari. These included gazelles, wild turtles, crocodiles, rock pythons, and flamingos.
As well as being a tourist destination that offers visitors the chance to see African wildlife in the emirate, the Sharjah Safari is a scientific research project for breeding animals on the brink of extinction.
Surrounding the safari is the Al Bridi Reserve, which covers an area of ââapproximately 18.5 square kilometers. It is a distinguished wildlife reserve with gravel plains, an abundance of trees and an ideal environment for diverse flora and fauna.