Saturday, March 5, 2011

Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort

Yesterday, we trekked out to Al Ain, which is about 2 hours from Abu Dhabi. One of our adventures there was a visit to the Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort (aka zoo). The park is pretty large and seeks to "showcase the biodiversity that exists in the world's deserts with a vivid demonstration that sustainable desert living is entirely possible" (that from their website). The zoo also focuses on endangered species and has been internationally recognized for its success in breeding desert antelopes. The project is in conjunction with the San Diego zoo. It's a really nice zoo - not quite San Diego, but a really well maintained place with a very diverse collection of animals. And the entrance fee is only 15 dhiram (less than $5)! We were there for about 2.5 hours and I would say we saw a little over 1/2 of the zoo. In addition, we caught a bird show, which was pretty interesting. One of their recent acquisitions are 2 white siberian tigers, which are white colored with blue eyes and pretty rare. Here are a few photos from the trip.

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