Bahrain's Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve could be expanded

Camping sites would be added if approved

Bahrain's Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve could be expanded

Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve could be expanded under new plans that would see camping sites added to the park.

It is hoped that the expansion proposal, which has been approved by the Southern Municipal Council and sent to the Supreme Council for the Environment, would attract more visitors, reports Gulf Daily News.

Al Areen Wildlife Park & Reserve, which is located in Sakhir, has been open since 1976 and is home to more than 80 species of birds and 45 species of mammals.

Visitors are allowed into the park area, which covers three sq km. A further four sq km is dedicated to the conservation and breeding of rare Arabian animals such as the Nubian ibex and the Bahraini Rheem Gazelle.

Only specialists, researchers, veterinarians and the animals’ keepers are allowed into the reserve.

The popular attraction attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, and is one of the best family days out in Bahrain.

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