Antalya Zoo awaits its visitors



Antalya Zoo awaits its visitors

with its vast natural habitats, one of Turkey’s largest zoo Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Zoo and Nature Park, corona virus (Covidien-19) awaits visitors within the scope of the measures taken.

Antalya Zoo, which has been closed for a long time due to the epidemic, has started to accept its guests again. Despite the epidemic last year, 400 thousand people visited the zoo, which hosts 1,451 zoos from 134 species, including endangered species. More people are expected to visit the zoo in 2021. 20 VIRTUAL TOURS THAT FAMILIES CAN VISIT WITH THEIR CHILDREN WITHOUT LEAVING THE HOME
Zoo and Nature Park Manager Aygül Arsun said that important arrangements were made in the zoo before the season. Expressing that sand baths are prepared for donkeys and horses, Arsun stated that glass panes are placed where lions and tigers are for visitors.
Explaining that a special section was created for children to watch the zebra better, Arsun noted that the regulations were taken care of in social distance rules. Arsun stated that the guests will be measured at the entrance to the area and their masks will be paid attention to.
Arsun stated that citizens over the age of 65 can visit the zoo between 10.00-13.00 and the children group between 13.00-16.00 in the visits that will be open between 09.00-18.00 on weekdays, and that they will be closed at weekends.
Stating that the zoo is located on 650 decares of land, Arsun said that animals can be watched on 250 decares. I tell you in terms of welfare shelter they were one of Turkey’s best zoos, he said it was more comfortable with the reproductive potential of the animals in this respect.
Stating that the number of breeding has increased every year, Arsun said, “In 2020, ground squirrel, dwarf pig, mara and giant rabbit came. We want to make African savannah this year. We are planning to buy giraffes.”
Stating that there was a density of visitors during the periods when the zoo was open last year, Arsun said, “Last year, we were closed for almost 6 months due to the epidemic, our number of visitors approached 400 thousand. Our goal for this year is to accept 1 million visitors.”
Arsun stated that people were longing for such places during the epidemic process and that they were waiting for their visitors.


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