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Fukuchani Aquarium & Zoo

Nature

Fukuchani Aquarium & Zoo

The Fukuchani Aquarium & Zoo is conveniently located just 100 meters off Milele Villas’ gate. It is an establishment that holds both ecological and community significance. Here are some key points about the aquarium and zoo:

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Establishment and Purpose

The facility was established in 2002 by Mr. Haji Silima, a local fisherman, with the aim of supporting the local community. It serves as a means of generating income and providing employment opportunities for the Fukuchani community.

Natural Pond

The aquarium features a natural pond that is situated away from the beach and receives seawater through an undertow. This pond creates a habitat for various oceanic species, including sea turtles, different fish species, sea cucumbers, and more. This setup allows visitors to observe and learn about these marine creatures in a natural environment.

Integrated Zoo

The Fukuchani Aquarium & Zoo also includes an integrated zoo section. Here, visitors can encounter some of Zanzibar’s native animals, such as chameleons, dik-diks (a small antelope species), various butterflies, bush babies (small primates), and tortoises. This provides an opportunity to appreciate and learn about the local wildlife.Supporting the Fukuchani Community

By visiting the Fukuchani Aquarium & Zoo, you actively contribute to supporting the local Fukuchani community. The income generated from visitors helps sustain the facility and provides economic benefits to the community members involved in its operations.

Fukuchani Aquarium & Zoo not only offers an opportunity to observe and learn about marine life and native animals but also promotes community development. Supporting the facility through your visit contributes to the well-being of the Fukuchani community, allowing them to continue their conservation efforts and provide livelihood opportunities.

Activities

Fukuchani Aquarium & Zoo

Nature

Fukuchani Aquarium & Zoo

The Fukuchani Aquarium & Zoo is conveniently located just 100 meters off Milele Villas’ gate. It is an establishment that holds both ecological and community significance. Here are some key points about the aquarium and zoo:

Establishment and Purpose

The facility was established in 2002 by Mr. Haji Silima, a local fisherman, with the aim of supporting the local community. It serves as a means of generating income and providing employment opportunities for the Fukuchani community.

Natural Pond

The aquarium features a natural pond that is situated away from the beach and receives seawater through an undertow. This pond creates a habitat for various oceanic species, including sea turtles, different fish species, sea cucumbers, and more. This setup allows visitors to observe and learn about these marine creatures in a natural environment.

Integrated Zoo

The Fukuchani Aquarium & Zoo also includes an integrated zoo section. Here, visitors can encounter some of Zanzibar’s native animals, such as chameleons, dik-diks (a small antelope species), various butterflies, bush babies (small primates), and tortoises. This provides an opportunity to appreciate and learn about the local wildlife.

Supporting the Fukuchani Community

By visiting the Fukuchani Aquarium & Zoo, you actively contribute to supporting the local Fukuchani community. The income generated from visitors helps sustain the facility and provides economic benefits to the community members involved in its operations.

Fukuchani Aquarium & Zoo not only offers an opportunity to observe and learn about marine life and native animals but also promotes community development. Supporting the facility through your visit contributes to the well-being of the Fukuchani community, allowing them to continue their conservation efforts and provide livelihood opportunities.


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