Al Ain Zoo celebrates the predator during Carnivore Month

The themed month aimed to raise awareness of conservation and took place in partnership with the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

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Al Ain Zoo has celebrated all things predator as part of its Carnivore Month in September, with a special focus on African lions, wild dogs, spotted hyenas and servals.

The themed month aimed to raise awareness of conservation and took place in partnership with the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

“Al Ain Zoo is committed to educating the public through a wide range of fun and entertaining activities, and this month we focused on carnivores, as part of our ongoing commitment to provide our visitors with an unmatched experience and learning environment, where they can easily connect with wildlife and nature,” said Muna Al Dhaheri, the zoo’s chief of conservation and education.

“We will continue to exert all efforts needed to further inspire the young generation and encourage them to learn more about wildlife with our main aim being to nurture the next generation of scientists.”

Among the most endangered species at the zoo are the African wild dogs.

The animals are fed every afternoon and their diet includes beef, chicken or camel, along with vitamins, and they are kept entertained during the day with chewy toys.

Two years ago the zoo was successful in breeding two spotted hyenas, resulting in the birth of a male and female cub.

The zoo is also home to the extremely rare serval African wildcat, which visitors can see being fed each day.

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