Giza Zoo Founded in 1891, it is the largest zoo in Egypt and the Middle East, and the first and oldest zoo in Africa. It was called “the crown jewel of zoos in Africa”, and its area is about 80 acres. It is located on the western bank of the Nile River and has streams, caves, waterfalls and wooden bridges. And lakes for the birds on display. It also includes a museum that was built in 1906 and contains rare collections of stuffed animals, birds and reptiles. The estimated number of visitors is about two million annually.
After 132 years have passed since the establishment of the park, the government begins to take the necessary measures for development. Learn about some of the features of that development in the following report:
1- A contract will be concluded between the Ministry of Agriculture, the General Authority for Veterinary Services, and the National Authority for Military Production, to develop the Zoo and Orman Zoo in Giza Governorate, as part of the state’s plan to develop major parks in partnership with the private sector.
2- The general plan for the development of the zoo includes raising its efficiency, preserving its archaeological and historical buildings, and preserving these archaeological buildings.
3- Increasing green areas and commercial areas, as well as designs for recreational areas to be established inside the park.
4- There are proposals related to the operation and management of the park, with linking it to a park Orman As it was originally intended to maximize the benefits of creating a single garden rich in animal and plant diversity.
5- The private sector will be used to participate in the implementation of the development, management and operation of the park.
President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi directed the implementation of the project to develop the Giza Zoo in a way that is comparable to its international counterparts, and enhances its archaeological and historical value as one of the oldest zoos in the world, within the framework of re-presenting it on the basis of international environmental standards, and to represent an outlet to accommodate visiting citizens from all over the Republic..
This came during President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s meeting with Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Dr. Mohamed Moait, Minister of Finance, Mr. Al-Qusayr, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Major General Mohamed Salah El-Din, Minister of State for Military Production, and Major General Ahmed Al-Azzazi, Head of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces.