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Wednesday , November 21 2018

Kuwait Zoo has no sick animals – Director denies rumour

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: Director of Kuwait Zoo at the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) Zahra Al-Wazan denied rumor circulated that zoo has sick animals, reports Al-Jarida daily. Al-Wazan said the management always removes and isolates any of the animals from the zoo whenever they are found to be suffering from disease to protect the safety of visitors, especially as the major objective of operating the zoo is to display the animals for sight seeing.

She stated the zoo is a modern landmark in Kuwait that receives over 500,000 visitors in a year; mostly foreigners visiting the country in the winter. She declared the management is planning to organize some activities for visitors every Tuesday when there will be special educational and cultural programs, while opening the doors to students in the mornings during academic semesters.

She noted the zoo has over 1,600 different types of birds, mammals and reptiles, and assured the new zoo will be of a higher standard — with double the current components. She added the facility will also accommodate more animals, in addition to new animals

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