Ever thought of a safari park in Kuwait? It seems someone has a new idea of building one in Jahra of all places.
I cringe at the thought of this idea, take a look at the poor animals in the zoo. Now the uneducated can bring their kids to an open park and really abuse the animals, target practice probably. The lovely city of Jahra, 'nuff said. I can see the bedoo kids running after some wild animals and riding on the zebras and elephants. I hope this idea gets rejected, for the animals sake.
See article below:
Kuwait is planning to build a new, more humane safari park-style facility, a local daily reported.
The new safari zoo, to the west of Jahra City, will be more modern in design, with the animals allowed to roam freely while human visitors will only be able to travel through it by car or in specially designed trains.
The Public Authority for Agriculture and Fish Resources (PAAFR) is launching the project following widespread public dissatisfaction at the state and conditions of Kuwait's one existing zoo, Kuwait Times reported on Sunday.
"It will be located on a 16,000 square meter site, sixteen times the size of the current zoo," Yousuf Al Najem, the director of Kuwait Zoo, said. "The zoo will be established under the BOT [Build Operate Transfer] system, and will add to the existing entertainment facilities in the country," he said, quoted by the daily.
PAAFR is currently conducting a number of studies on the best layout for the new zoo, he said.
If you missed my post about the zoo click here: