Camels (pictured), buffalo and donkeys are the most
prevalent animals to be found in Egypt. As for desert wildlife, the gazelle,
jackal, jerboa and desert fox are indigenous to the country, as well as lizards
and several venomous snakes.
Egypt is also one of the greatest centers of Arabian horse breeding in
the world with large government-controlled stud farms under the auspices of the
Egyptian Agricultural Organization.
There are about 200 species of migratory birds and 150 species of local
birds, including the marsh sandpiper, spoonbill, pink flamingo, hoopoe, heron,
stork, quail, egret and golden oriole. Eagles, falcons, vultures, hawks and owls
are among the birds of prey to be found.
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