The development will be home to multiple rare and endangered creatures, such as Rothschild's giraffe, Grevy's zebra
, ostrich and antelope and visitors will be able to come face-to-face with them in specially designed indoor habitats.
At the centre of the grasslands will be a large, open African savanna habitat and it will home plenty of rare species including the Rothschild's giraffe and Grevy's zebra
, as well as antelope and ostrich.
Its centrepiece would be a large, open African savannah habitat, home to multiple rare species including the Rothschild's giraffe and Grevy's zebra
, as well as ostrich and antelope, all living alongside one another.
a) Grevy's zebra
, b) African elephant, c) Northern white rhinoceros
The news comes just one week after Marwell announced the birth of an endangered Grevy's zebra
foal, Tucana, who was born on October 12 to mother Imogen.
The latest arrival takes the total number of Grevy's zebra
at the zoo to eight and it is the first foal to be sired by resident stallion Fonzy.
Their data showed that the population of Grevy's zebra
populations may in fact be stabilizing with recruitment into the population tripling since 2004.
Another endangered resident is the Grevy's zebra
, slightly leaner and more elegant than its more commonplace cousin, with fine stripes tapering into a white-washed tummy.
Honorable Mention awards in the Digital & Photography category were given to Mandy Adamick for her digital collage, "Eiffel Tower," Ulrike Unterbruner for her photograph, "Majestic Pelican," Nicholas Kozis for his digital art, "Heritage 2," Nick Dale for his photographic print, "Close-up of Right Eye of Grevy's Zebra
", Esther Byrt for her digital collage, "Justice," Byeong Rok Lee for his photograph, "Ppajyeodeulda," Mikayel Karabegov for his digital painting, "Untitled" and Meghan E.
, HAMLYN'S GUENON, HENDES' WOOLY MONKEY, JACKSON'S CHAMELEON, KLOSS' GIBBON, LADY AMHERST'S PHEASANT, MILLER'S CHAMELEON/MONGOOSE, OERSTED'S SQUIRREL MONKEY, ORSINI'S VIPER, OWSTON'S PALM CIVET, PALLAS' CAT, PERE DAVID'S DEER, PHAROAH'S CHICKEN, PREZEWALSKI'S HORSE, ROSS'S GOOSE/GULL/SEAL, RUSSELL'S VIPER, SMITH'S LONGSPUR, STELLER'S EIDER/JAY/SEA COW/SEA EAGLE/SEA LION, TEMMINCK'S GOLDEN CAT/PANGOLIN/STINT, VENUS'S FLOWER BASKET (a sponge)/GIRDLE (a ribbon-like marine animal), VERREAUX'S SIFAKA, WHITE'S THRUSH, WILSON'S PETREL/PHALAROPE/PLOVER/SNIPE/TERN/THRUSH
Several endangered species make the conservation programme of Al Ain Zoo, including the African wild dog, rhinos, Grevy's zebra
and the Arabian sand cat.
"Guests may want to actively contribute to reforestation efforts by planting indigenous trees in the 'Wangari Mthi Memorial Forest' at the Zeitz Foundation Headquarters or a local school, or take part in daily tracking and monitoring activities of the endangered Patas Monkey or Grevy's Zebra
," added Viviani.