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Another 70 will be brought over soon, authorities said, meaning the park will be the new home of some 172 animals from 22 species, including zebras, peacocks and oryxes.
According to the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), the mini-zoo is divided into two sections, with 10 glass cages and one giant cage with bridges, trees and nests.
There’s also a room for veterinarians to treat the animals, as well as space to prepare their meals. The park also contains quarantine rooms and a laboratory for observation and dissection, QNA stated.
The site is expected to be replaced with a multi-million dollar safari park that houses some 3,000 animals and is scheduled to open to visitors in late 2017.
A new space was supposed to be built for animals while the zoo is demolished and rebuilt, but never materialized.
Al Khor park
More than 10,000 people have visited the newly reopened park since it launched on Thursday, according to authorities.
The family-only park has a train, a children’s play area, a basketball court, amphitheater and skating area, among other offerings.
It is open from 8am to 10pm daily, and costs QR5/adults. On Tuesdays, it is reserved solely for women and children.
Here are the some of the rules:
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