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Oryx, giraffes and cheetahs roam an "Arabian Ark" nature reserve on a desert Gulf island where species once facing extinction in the region are making a comeback.Since animals were first brought to Sir Bani Yas off the coast of Abu Dhabi more than four decades ago, their total population has soared to more than 13,000 .Twenty-five species of mammals and 170 types of birds are found in a nature reserve covering an area of 1,400 hectares.Sir Bani Yas is now home to about 500 Arabian oryx – one of the world's largest herds.In 2008, four cheetahs were brought to the island to help maintain a natural balance.About 2.5 million trees have been planted on Sir Bani Yas, which after being closed to the public for decades was opened to tourists six years ago offering African-style safaris.
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