Giza Zoological Garden in Egypt


Giza Zoological Garden
Typezoo

Owner
Founded1891
Place Cairo
Country Egypt

DirectorsCaptain Stanley Flower

Key People

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

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Description

Giza Zoological Garden, in Cairo, Egypt , was founded in 1891.


Comments / picturesThe zoo opened in 1891 on grounds that originally housed the harem of the Khedive Ismael, the Ottoman viceroy who ruled Egypt at the time. He donated the 80-acre plot known as the Garden of Delights to the state.

Glimpses of the zoo\'s former glory remain. There are the two artificial hills joined by a green suspension bridge that the Khedive commissioned from Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, the engineer who designed Paris\'s Eiffel Tower. The newly renovated royal hills are still covered with the coral, petrified wood and stone the Khedive brought in from the Egyptian desert.

References for records about Giza Zoological Garden

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Giza Zoological Garden, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=251. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Giza Zoological Garden on elephant-news.com

Giza Zoological Garden is mentioned on Elephant News:

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2007-07-20How to save an elephant at the zoo in alexandria - Elephant News
2008-05-29Butchered camels spark national outcry to fix egypt's giza zoo - Elephant News
2009-09-09Doubts over cairo's historic zoo - Elephant News


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