VIDEO: First endangered white rhino born at Sharjah Safari Park - GulfToday

VIDEO: First endangered white rhino born at Sharjah Safari Park


White rhino at Sharjah Safari Park.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Work is underway to open the Sharjah Safari, which witnessed the first breeding process of endangered white rhinos, Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority, said during a telephone conversation with the Direct Line Programme, adding that the weight of the newborn rhino ranges between 60 and 65 kilogrammes.

His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, gave instructions for the Sharjah Safari to be made a suitable environment for African animals without walls, similar to their original environment, she said.

Visitors to Sharjah Safari will feel that lions are standing in front of them because the barriers will be hidden and invisible and all means of safety are provided, she added, noting that most of the trees and plants in Sharjah Safari had been brought from Africa so that the animals would feel that they are still in their environment.

Hana added, "We started by multiplying a number of animals in order to prepare the Sharjah Safari Park for the opening.

The Ruler of Sharjah directed us to create the appropriate environment and a veterinary clinic in it. Specialized doctors for all animals are also hired at the park.

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