Exchange of Rhinos, Arabian Sand Cats, Blue Wildebeests and more reptiles
Al Ain Zoo has acquired and exchanged a number of animals with Dubai Safari Park in order to enhance cooperation with its local partners in the field of zoo management and wildlife conservation.
The exchange is part of a collaboration between the two Zoo’s that aims to breed endangered species, protecting the gene pools as well as enriching the variety of animals in both Zoo’s so visitors can learn more about endangered species and their importance to the ecosystem.
Four animals were donated to Dubai Safari Park consisting of a White Rhino, for breeding purposes, and three Blue Wildebeests, a species being added to Dubai Safari’s variety of animals. Al Ain Zoo received a group of 29 animals that include 2 Arabian Sand Cats, 2 Reticulated Pythons, 6 Burmese Pythons, 7 Corn Snakes, and 12 Green Iguanas, for the purpose of breeding and enhancing the variety of animals.
Animals were retrained and transported with the highest level of care according to their specific needs, and under the supervision of a trained animal care team and veterinarians to ensure their safety at the new destinations, including a file with all the necessary information about each animal’s wellbeing and safety.