The Al Ain Zoo celebrated the International Day for Migratory Birds on Saturday.
Among the achievements that the world presents on Endangered Species Day, which falls on May 15, the Al Ain Zoo is celebrating its success in preserving wildlife and its role in presenting the UAE as a global supporter of nature conservation and biological diversity.
Al Ain Zoo is providing veterinary care to more than 4,000 animals, and it is distributed among 172 species of birds and wild animals.
In a statement, the zoo noted that it had activated "early epidemiological monitoring system" along with business continuity plans in the veterinary department for emergency cases, and began to bolster biosecurity measures as part of current global health developments.
Al Ain Zoo is managing a controlled breeding programme for two endangered subspecies of the Dama gazelle, Addra and Mhorr gazelles.
The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has praised the role of Al Ain Zoo in wildlife conservation through an appreciation letter received from Professor Theo Pagel, WAZA President.
The zoo has also succeeded in providing appropriate environments for these animals via environmental and nutritional reinforcement and fulfilling all requirements for care, nutrition, safety, and welfare using specialised staff to ensure the success of these programmes and to achieve the zoo’s desired breeding goals.
With COVID-19 taking away all the attention, World Conservation Day, an occasion to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and conserving natural resources and habitats threatened by imbalances in the ecosystem and the depletion of natural resources, passed off quietly.
The Al Ain Zoo is all set to welcome visitors again from Thursday.