Arabian Ark' helps save wildlife from extinction


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It's nice to see something like this as so many species are becoming extinct.

Arabian Ark' helps save wildlife from extinction

Sand Gazelles roam as an Arabian Oryx walks through the heard on Sir Bani Yas Island. (AFP PHOTO/ KARIM SAHIB)

Published Sunday, February 8, 2015 12:16PM EST
(Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates-AFP) - Oryx, giraffes and cheetahs roam an "Arabian Ark" nature reserve on a desert Gulf island where species once facing extinction in the region are making a comeback.

Since animals were first brought to Sir Bani Yas off the coast of Abu Dhabi more than four decades ago, their total population has soared to more than 13,000.

Twenty-five species of mammals and 170 types of birds are found in a nature reserve covering an area of 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres).

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