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Fostering endangered animals for a future in the wild

Even though Sharjah wildlife is abundant, the Arab region still has a lot of species that are endangered. The Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife was founded to prevent the extinction of these rare animals. Located in Sharjah Desert Park, this modern centre uses science and research to promote the breeding of nearly 200 species of threatened Arabian wildlife. The Arabian leopard is one of the success stories at this Sharjah wildlife centre, with the big cat’s population in the wild slowly increasing from 250.

While the centre is not open to the public, you can visit these animals next door in Arabia’s Wildlife Centre. This should be on every wildlife enthusiast’s list of places to visit in Sharjah. The Arabian leopard is only seen in select tourist places in Sharjah, and this centre is one of them. The animals are housed in large outdoor enclosures making it a prime place to see the region’s famous big cat up close. The Arabian Oryx, the UAE’s national animal, is also a popular attraction here. Among all the parks in Sharjah, this one has the most number of things to do with kids. The desert park has a petting zoo, specifically designed for a family and child friendly experience.

How to get there

The centre is part of Sharjah Desert Park, which is located 30km east of Sharjah city along the Al Dhaid Highway (E88) at interchange 9.
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