Dubai Safari welcomes 175 newborn animals

The Dhs1bn Dubai Safari park launched in December last year

Dubai Safari has seen the arrival of 175 newborn animals across 30 species since its establishment, it revealed this week.

The wildlife park has welcomed a vervet monkey, 22 blackbuck antelopes, three Arabian wolves, 12 corn snakes, two Nile crocodiles, five Egyptian fruit bats, six wood ducks, 24 African spurred tortoises and three African white lions, among others.

Set to house a total of 2,500 animals across 250 species, the Dhs1bn Dubai Safari park launched in December last year.

Located over 119 hectares in Al Warqaa district opposite Dragon Mart, the park replaced Dubai’s Jumeirah Zoo, which shut its doors on November 5. Around 1,000 animals from the zoo were shifted to the new park.

Open from 9 pm – 7 pm daily, tickets are available separately for the African, Arabian and Asian villages or for the Open Safari village for Dhs20 for children and Dhs50 for adults. An all-access ticket to all four parks is priced at Dhs30 for children and Dhs85 for adults.

Children under three, adults over 60 and those with special needs (people of determination) are granted free entry.