Riyadh Zoo

The Riyadh Zoo is one of the most popular leisure facilities in Riyadh.

The Riyadh Zoo, first formed in 1957, was originally a small-scale affair, consisting of animals presented as gifts to the first three kings of Saudi Arabia.

In 1987, a new and entirely refurbished zoo was opened. The new Riyadh Zoo was designed to provide the animals with room to move and suitable places to rest. Today the Riyadh Zoo contains some 40 species, including bears, birds of prey, camels, elephants, hyenas, gazelles, leopards, lamas, lions, monkeys, rhinoceroses, tigers and a number of reptiles.

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