The Giza Zoo is a zoological lawn in Giza, Egypt. It is one of the few green areas inside the city, and includes Giza's largest park. The zoo covers approximately 80 acres and is domestic to many endangered species, as well as a selection of endemic fauna. Rare species were effectively bred in the zoo including the primary California sea lion to be born in the Middle East in 2002. The zoo is the first zoo constructed in the Middle East. The zoo was built by way of Khedive Ismail and opened on 1 March 1891.
It became constructed on about 21 hectares that became as soon as a part of the harem gardens. Ismail imported many floras from India, Africa, and South America, of which a banyan tree planted approximately 1871, can still be visible. The authentic 180 types birds and 78 different animals inside the zoo's collection were taken from Ismail's personal menagerie. In the late 1870s the nation took over the zoo as partial price of the Ismail's money owed. In January 1890, the harem building was opened as a herbal records museum and was used in this manner till a brand new museum changed into opened in Tahrir Square in 1902.