It is a smaller version of Giza's
zoo. Beside the zoo there is the gardens of Nozha and also
the Antoniadis Gardens.
Though the zoo might look humble, the Antioniadis Gardens
is a very good place for relaxation. It was founded by John
Antioniadis, a Greek Alexandrian, in 1860. Later he gifted
it to Alexandria's municipality in 1918.
The design is that of Paul Richard who blended both Arab and
Western styles in creating this splendid place.
The zoo has a number of Venus statues and several fountains
as well as good collection of plants.