On Thursday, January 12, the media center of the cabinet denied false reports about uprooting trees of Giza Zoo as part of development plans.
The center said it contacted the agriculture Ministry that dismissed as groundless the reports, saying all trees and rare plants in the garden will remain intact.
The ministry indicated that the zoo will be renovated to become an open-range space with no cages, stressing that the government will highly secure it with pre-set paths for visitors.
The Giza Zoo is the third oldest in the world and the oldest in Africa. It was built over 80 acres by Khedive Ismail (1830-1895), the ruler of Egypt at the time, and opened in 1891.
The center urged all media outlets to verify the authenticity of reports before publishing them to avoid disrupting public order.