New Doha Zoo to cost over QR 230m
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has unveiled the final master plan of the New Doha Zoo project that seeks to develop the facility in the model of a safari park, with dedicated areas for animals from different continents.
The area of the New Doha Zoo will be 75 hectares, seven times the size of the current zoo, and will be divided into several regions that will represent the natural and climatic features of three continents.
There will be an “Africa Safari,” with forests and savannas; an “Asia Woodland,” which is characterised by charm natural features and mountains; and a “South America rainforest,” with dense and rainy forests.
“And there will be rainy parts in this region to enrich the visitors’ experience who will feel that they are truly walking in one of the dense tropical forests of South America”, Ashghal President Nasser bin Ali Al Mawlawi said when he unveiled the final concept plan.
Work on the project would begin next year and the new zoo is expected to be open to the public by the end of 2017.
Upon completion the New Doha Zoo will be one of the biggest and most beautiful zoos in the region.
The zoo will be interweaved with a public park with no fences that obstruct the vision; and therefore, will not affect the landscape of the surrounding streets, but will add an aesthetical dimension and green spaces to them.
A bridge will connect the zoo with the Aspire Park on the opposite side.
Each region of the zoo can be discovered through multiple safari trips that will take the visitors on memorable journeys across the zoo and its vast green landscapes to watch the wildlife species of each of the three continents.
There will be car trips, trekking on foot through safe passages, trips by boats and Children’s Safari that commensurate with their age and maintain their safety.
More than 12,500 trees will be planted, some are local and others are brought from different geographical areas, in addition to the current 1,000 trees in the zoo.
All animals of the current zoo will be moved to shelters in Rawdat Al Faras farm, where they will be surrounded by specialised experts who offer them advanced medical care, until the completion of the Doha Zoo’s development project.
Source: Ashghal Qatar
I ' ve heard praise of Canadians for their hospitality ... Thu , 21.11.2013 , 11.51 hrs
Clever official did a cruel joke on an innocent creature ....... Thu , 21.11.2013 , 11.45 hrs
In a poor zoo of India , a lion was frustrated as he was offered not more than 1 kg meat a day. The lion thought its prayers were answered when one US Zoo Manager visited the zoo and requested the zoo management to shift the lion to the US Zoo.
The lion was so happy and started thinking of a centrally air-conditioned environment, a goat or two every day and a US Green Card as well.
On its first day after arrival, the lion was offered a big bag, sealed very nicely for breakfast. The lion opened it quickly but was shocked to see that it contained a few bananas. Then the lion thought that may be they cared too much for him as they were worried about his stomach as he had recently shifted from India .
The next day the same thing happened. On the third day again the same food bag of bananas was delivered.
The lion was so furious, it stopped the delivery boy and blasted him, Don't you know I am the lion...king of the Jungle..., what's wrong with your management? What nonsense is this? Why are you delivering bananas to me?'
The delivery boy politely said, 'Sir, I know you are the king of the jungle but... the delivery of food is according to your documents.
What do you mean? The lion roared fiercely.
Did you know that you have been brought here on a monkey's visa!!!
Auto, Only in the cases of sickness ... one will need that extra care .... Thu , 21.11.2013 , 11.31 hrs
One thing is sure...A bengal tiger will have less facilities than rat from a western country...
Will they build mountains :-o
Do the animals need a sponsor to stay here or they can just come without a RP?
Excellent idea....! ..
and wondering who will do that maintenance..will they get paid good...will they get noc...all questions to be asked
OK GERARRA the GREAT ...:P
boxbe call me GERARRA the GREAT lol :))
boxbe, im a greek god, & my body is a wonderland. :p
welcome back greek goddess
now im waiting for Thelonius' logical assumptions and theoretical approach.
aaahh at last, my animal instincts will have a home soon :p
I look forward to visit it on the opening day - at ribbon cutting ceremony .... Wed, 20.11.2013, 12.05 hrs .
very interesting. i was appauled when i saw the lions in their small cage, the poor elephant begging for apples, and birds in tiny cages. it is good idea to give the animals some space to stretch their muscles/wings.
hmmm nice... TFS!
I believe QR 230 mio is only for the design, engineering and supervision, not the construction itself.
I just hope they make enough parking
Excellent idea. Well done Qatar.. Worried about the segregation by continents. Will an African lion be able to visit a Bengal tiger ?