23 April 2013

Al Ain Zoo

This post on Al-Ain Zoo is part of Weekend getaway to Al-Ain.
Founded in 1968 by the late Sheikh Zayed, Al Ain Zoo is a true family destination, providing entertainment and learning experiences in a natural outdoor environment. You can discover the zoo's wildlife and enjoy a great day out packed with fun and adventure, and explore large animal collection of over 4,000 animals. 
Al Ain Zoo
It has been a center for endangered species conservation, most notably the successful breeding of desert antelopes and gazelles, such as the endangered Arabian oryx.
The first guest you encounter are Flamingos. 
Al Ain Zoo

Al Ain Zoo
Shuttle takes you from the main gate to various stop-off points, providing a comfortable and fast way to get around the zoo. 
Al Ain Zoo
Zoo Shuttle 

Al Ain Zoo
Ostrich 

Al Ain Zoo
Antelope   

Al Ain Zoo

Al Ain Zoo

Al Ain Zoo

Al Ain Zoo
In bird house are  
Al Ain Zoo

Al Ain Zoo
(Updated: must be Pheasant, not sure though)
 Al Ain Zoo
Penguin

Souvenir Shop(this picture is downloaded from Zoo website)
This Zoo is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquaria (WAZA), and has set up a number of strategic partnerships with leading zoos, conservation agencies and associations from across the world, including the World Conservation Union and Species Survival Commission, Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, San Diego Zoo, Edinburgh Zoo, the Northern Rangelands Trust of Kenya and the Sahara Conservation Fund.
Linked to Camera CrittersThe Bird D'PotABC Wednesday

33 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos! (Do they have any rhinoceros at this zoo?)

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    1. Thanks Anne, no i don't think there are any Rhinos here...

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  2. Lovely shots. So sad though that the only way we can preserve animals is in cages.

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  3. Cool critters, I really like the penguin!

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    1. thank you Eileeninmd... i love penguins too...

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  4. Nice post for the bird-theme!

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  5. Wow...fun, fun post. Now, do you know what bird that is posted just above the penguin image? I've not seen one like it before.

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    1. Thank you Anni... even i was wondering what that is, will check and let you know....

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  6. Great collection!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. Lovely photos! I have enjoyed your post very much, thank you!

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  8. Cool critters and birds! great shots!

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  9. That looks like a great zoo. I enjoyed your shots. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  10. A ZEBRA colored shuttle! What a hoot.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  11. I find flamingos fascinating birds, love your first photo. It looks like they have a pretty home.

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  12. Thank you Joy, thanks for dropping in...

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  13. I love going to zoos around the world, it's a must visit for me and my family. We only have one zoo here in Singapore and they change the exhibits regularly and I never get sick of visiting the zoo. Love all your photos.

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  14. WoW! They have a good collection!

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  15. A day at the zoo is great fun. Nice pics. Penguins are so cute. We have lots of them here in New Zealand.

    Dropping by from the Thursday Challenge
    Suzy at Photos are fun

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