Al Ain Zoo
Zoos, or zoological gardens, exist in many forms all over the world. The first zoo showing wild animals from exotic locations to the public was opened in London Zoo, in 1828.
Zoo now often incorporate landscape immersion, where the animals' natural environment is recreated in their enclosures.
Modern zoos range from safari parks, where visitors drive through vast areas, seeing animals in the open range, to petting or childrens' zoos, where children can hold or stroke domestic and farm animals. Zoos also include aquariums, animal sanctuaries, animal theme parks, bird parks and reptile parks, and there are even butterfly zoos.
Zoo visits are fun, entertaining and educational, so wherever you are, visit your local zoo.
Zoo in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Al Ain Zoo
Al Ain Zoo in Al Ain, UEA, was founded in 1968, and is an ideal destination for entertaining and educational family outings in the fresh outdoors. Our zoo is home to an interesting collection of more than 4000 animals who live freely in the natural habitats that have been created for them. Al Ain Zoo has established a centre for the conservation of endagered species and have had great success in the breeding of desert antelopes and the endangered Arabian oryx. Families love the Children's Zoo where children can pat a giant tortoise, ride a camel or pony and get to feed birds. Visitors to the zoo also have an excellent opportunity of interacting with our magnificent and popular giraffes and the bold may even offer them a tasty carrot or lettuce leaf.