Beauty of Riyadh Zoo (Animal Pictures and Experience)
It was year 2010 when my colleagues and I first went to Riyadh Zoo. I was still single and very carefree to a lot of things. Then 6 years later, I decided to revisit the place, this time with my husband and with my 2 sons.
Well, I was thinking that this would be a great treat for my children especially to my eldest. Since they can only see animals on television, so why not expose them with the real ones. Anyway, the weather allowed us to have some kind of outdoor activities.
I like the idea that Riyadh offers this kind of leisure for everyone. I supposed that this could be a great help to educate kids about the animals. Although a few kinds can be seen, still the whole area is huge to cater a big number of guests.
The zoo has provided a lawn for picnic and some sort of resting area for the tiring visitors. It has also food kiosk around to fill the hunger especially of the young. There’s even a train that cater for both kids and adults to enjoy. Not to mention the different toys that can easily be seen anywhere. Parents beware! Your kids may not stop begging to have some stuff for themselves.
But what saddened me most is that they failed to preserve the beauty of the park. Even some of the rights of the animals are not being exercised. No one is to control the crowd with their simple gestures but distracting behavior. A lot of unnecessary food and trash are being thrown to them. Care to ask why? People just want to be amused and to have a snapshot with those helpless creatures. Worst, the surroundings where they are being nestled are a little bit off.
Now, let’s have a look at some photos of animals we saw for less than 2 hours of stroll.
Somehow, the experienced was still good. My kids enjoyed it even though it’s a bit crowded. They still manage to appreciate the beauty of nature. My eldest was so thrilled to roam around and to bump to anyone just to have a peek of the animals. Or maybe they’re still carefree like me during my first visit.
The park is situated in Malaz Area, East of Al-Ahsa Street and North Street Musab Bin Amir. The coordinates is available below. Ticket price for the adults is SAR 10. Please be informed of difficulty in taking a slot in parking area especially during Fridays. A lot of patience is badly needed in taking the spot that everybody is hardly looking for.
Coordinates: 24.6759708 N, 46.7367624 E