Spread over 400-hectare (990-acre) of land, the Al Ain Zoo is situated at the foothills of the Jebel Hafeet Mountain in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The zoo houses around 4,000 animals, out of which 30% of the 180 species are termed as endangered. The zoo is home to the white lion, an almost extinct species as less than 200 remain in the entire world. The breeding conditions of the zoo are great as there are tree-shaded paddocks there. Furthermore, the zoo houses a big cat habitat where lions, black and spotted leopards, pumas and jaguars are kept. In addition, there is a reptile house, monkey compound, aquarium and aviary.
The zoo has beautiful garden for people to sit and relax. The garden is a great spectacle of biodiversity and a mesmerizing place with play areas, rolling hills, picnic spots, flower garden, native plant garden, a recycle garden and a vegetable, fruit and herb garden.
In the years 2010, from February to July, the zoo conducted the Dinosaur Trail. It was a small section comprising of 15 to 20 mechanical dinosaurs with sensors. The section highlighted how dinosaurs lived, which part they lived in, their height, diet etc. Besides other attractions, a bird show is conducted featuring night birds and predatory birds. The show is of about 30 minutes and starts at seven.
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