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Are you looking for Arabia's Wildlife Centre (Sharjah Zoo)?

The BCEAW is closed to the public but most of the animals housed here can also be seen at Arabia's Wildlife Centre, which is open everyday (except Tuesdays) more...


The Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife (BCEAW) was opened in 1998, under the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA), Government of Sharjah. Situated approximately 25 km east of the city of Sharjah the BCEAW, is the only one of the four facilities which make up the Sharjah Desert Park that is closed to the public and, is responsible for the captive breeding and research of the indigenous Arabian fauna.

The BCEAW was purpose built for breeding the regionally endangered wildlife, but it also serves as a base for research into all the mammal, reptile, freshwater fish, amphibians and invertebrates species which inhabit the Arabian Peninsula. The BCEAW is also headquarters of the Captive Breeding Program for the, Critically Endangered, Arabian Leopard.




We are currently updating our web site so there is limited information available on the animals in our collection at this time. Please check back again soon.


Po Box 29922
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Tel. +971 (0)6 5311212
Fax. +971 (0)6 5311156

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