Friday, July 1, 2022 – 16:22
DUBAI, July 1, WAM / The Green Planet and Dubai Safari Park have announced the launch of a new partnership that includes the safe exchange of animals between the two destinations throughout the year.
This strategic animal exchange aims to promote high standards of animal care and concern and to launch conservation-focused initiatives through the exchange of information and ideas and open the door to a diverse and relevant dialogue.
The first batch, which arrived at “Green Planet” in late April last year, included a pair of endangered golden-tamed “tamarin” monkeys, as these monkeys adapted well to their new habitat and lived in harmony with many other species, including “straw” monkeys. An anteater known as “Tandwa”.
Thanks to this well-established partnership, visitors old and young will be able to observe the safe movement of animals between The Green Planet and Dubai Safari Park, and observe and test these wildlife species, said Ahmed Hussain Bin Issa, Chief Operations Officer of Dubai Entertainment, who owns and operates The Green Planet. creatures.
Mona Al Hajri, Director of Dubai Safari Park, said: “We look forward to collaborating and working with the Green Planet team in harmony so that this professional relationship between us will not only allow visitors to learn about more amazing species, but “will also enable us to launch a groundbreaking conservation program. It will pave the way in the Middle East and create a heritage that we hope will delight generations of wildlife lovers in the future.”
The golden-handed tamarins are famous for the striking color of their hands and live in a dense bush environment within their native habitat in northeastern South America.
These creatures eat insects and fruits and can weigh up to about 500 grams and grow up to 25 cm long with an additional 38 cm long tail.
Golden-handed ‘tackers’ are also found in the rainforests of Brazil, Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana and have a life expectancy of around 20 years.
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