Egypt will more than double the animal species that its iconic Giza Zoo accommodates to 186 up from 71, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said on Thursday.
Madbouli made the remarks in a meeting with officials of bodies in the project to develop the more than a century-old zoo, which is implemented by the Ministry of Military Production.
During the meeting, Madbouli said the state will protect the trees of the zoo, which total more than 5,000 and will also safeguard its heritage trees garden.
The government is also working to improve the well-being of those trees, increase the number of paths and water bodies, and improve animal shelters.
During the meeting, officials presented the final design for the development project of Giza Zoo. The design divides the zoo into several areas representing different geographic regions, namely Asia, Africa and America.
The zoo will also include a safari trips area, a bird tent, and an elephant zoo.