A new vivarium dedicated to the presentation of different species of African reptiles and reproductions of their natural habitats along a route from “Morocco to Madagascar”, will soon open its doors to the general public at the Rabat Zoo (JZR). Spread over an area of about 1700 m², the vivarium will reproduce six African ecosystems: Subtropical, Afro-Alpine, South-Saharan, Equatorial, Malagasy and Moroccan, said a statement from the Zoological Garden, noting that these biozones that represent the biotopes origin of different species, will house about forty species of reptiles such as snakes, pythons, crocodiles and turtles.
The JZR will also be celebrating its 7th anniversary in January 2019, an opportunity to organize various actions for its visitors and staff, adding that educational and entertainment activities will be on the agenda during the week from 7 to 13 January. Since its opening, the Zoological Garden has welcomed more than 4 million visitors and was able to present more than 2,000 animals representing about 190 species of mammals, birds and reptiles.
During the year 2018, it was the birth of several species, including the Atlas lion, the serval, the oryx, the zebra and the gazelles. Rabat Zoo’s animal collection has been enriched since 2017 by 150 new births among antelopes, servals, baboons, otters and other exclusively African species.