Alexandria Zoo will be closed for 15 days from Monday due to restoration and development work, said zoo director Eman Mekhaimar.
The decision was made by Ibrahim Saleh, President of the General Authority for Veterinary Services, in order to avoid exposing visitors to danger, in view of digging work that would be involved, Mekhaimar told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
The development project costing LE7 million involves 13 locations, including Al-Seba Hall, the toilets, the animal museum, the house of reptiles, the administration building, the aviaries building, the outer wall of the zoo, the sewage system, power lines and the water system, according to Mekhaimar.
Alexandria Zoo is the second largest zoo in Egypt after Giza Zoo. It is located on 24 acres in the Nozha area in downtown Alexandria.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm