Bahrain wildlife park gets new resident
Manama, August 30, 2011
Visitors to Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve in Bahrain will be able to catch a glimpse of a new resident this Eid - an Arabian leopard.
Bahrain's first resident Arabian leopard is being housed at the recently-opened enclosure for wild animals, alongside Arabian hyenas and wolves.
Al Areen director Dr Adel Al Awadhi said the animal had yet to be given a name, but was being referred to as 'Ramadan' by some of the keepers due to the timing of his arrival.
Dr Awadhi said that the four-and-a-half years old leopard had been brought to Bahrain with plans to eventually breed with a female.
'The Arabian leopard, which we brought from the UAE, has already been placed in the wildlife enclosure,' he told the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
'We have special breeding facilities so maybe will bring a female here in the future.
The wildlife park in Sakhir is open from 8am until 5pm throughout Eid holidays.
It is open from Saturday to Thursday between 8am and 2pm and between 1.30pm to 5pm on Fridays on regular days.-TradeArabia News Service