The UAE will host Expo 2020!
  • Arabic
Supported by the UAE National Media Council
We are in the process of developing and improving our website, and we invite you to participate in our brief survey to measure the level of your satisfaction
Satisfaction Survey For UAE Interact Website
رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
استبيان رضا المتعاملين عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

Sir Bani Yas Island welcomes baby llama to its wildlife family

posted on 29/12/2015: 1967 views



Sir Bani Yas Island, the award-winning nature and wildlife island reserve, recently welcomed a baby llama to its extensive wildlife family. The baby is the first of its species to be born on the island, which is a testament to the ongoing efforts by the Sir Bani Yas Conservation Team.

There are currently seven llamas on Sir Bani Yas Island, five females and two males. The baby male will stay with its mother for six months before becoming more independent. Llamas are a South American relative of the camel, but do not have a hump. These sociable animals can be found wandering in herds, grazing on grass or various other plants. As they can be found in mountainous areas, they have adapted to needing little water. Llamas have also been domesticated and have been used as pack animals for thousands of years.

An 87-square kilometre island located off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas was developed into a wildlife reserve by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Today, as a result of dedicated environmental and conservation efforts, over 13,000 free-roaming animals and birds, including Oryx, gazelles, deer, ostriches, giraffes and cheetahs, call the island home. Offering a wide variety of experiences, ranging from quiet getaways to thrilling adventures and family-fun excursions, guests interested in visiting or staying on Sir Bani Yas can enjoy short direct flights through Rotana Jet or seaplane rides by Seawings from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, or can take a boat transfer from Jebel Dhanna in the Western Region. – Emirates News Agency, WAM –

RELATED ARTICLES

28 May 2017 Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah conducts 456 inspection visits in Q1 2017
10 May 2017 UAE celebrates International Migratory Bird Day
16 January 2017 EWS-WWF to expand collaboration on its 100% Renewable Energy Vision for the UAE - 2050 project
15 January 2017 Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority to take part in World Future Energy Summit
10 January 2017 Emirates Park Zoo opens extension


Most Read