JSBP was previously the Architects and a Joint Venture Partner
for the original zoo, which was opened in 1984. This project
expands the animal collection and incorporates an additional
72 hectares of land to enlarge and encompass the original
Developed around the nucleus of the existing Zoological Garden,
the Wildlife Park exhibits the fauna and flora of the major
continents. Large open paddocks display mixed species within
authentically landscaped habitats from Arabia, Africa, Asia
and Australia. Special features include a Natural History
Museum, Education and Study Centre, large format Wildlife
Cinema, Tropical Rainforest Exhibit, walks through Free Flight
Aviaries and a Prehistoric Exhibit.
Visitors can view the animals from elevated platforms, extensive
foot trails and special safari vehicles which drive through
the open range paddocks.
The Park is a long stay destination attraction, its facilities
include Themed Restaurants, Leisure Gardens, Craft Centres,
Wildlife Art and Artifacts, Ethnic Food Courts, corporate
entertaining and merchandising. Facilities for families include
a Children’s Zoo, Entertainment Arena, Adventure Island
and a Jungle Rapids Ride. Future phases will add ecological
and marine exhibits.
The professionally managed park will provide attractions
for the whole family throughout the day. After sunset the
gardens will be attractively illuminated to enable guests
to enjoy a night safari and evening dining at the Safari Lodge
with views over the animals in the open range paddocks.
Client: Ministry of Municipalities and Agricultural
Site Area: 72 hectares
Project Value: £100 million