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Welcome to Gaza's first deer farm

A Palestinian citizen from the town of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip has started raising deer in his garden that already holds rare birds, with the hope of someday turning the farm into a public zoo.
Palestinian Majid Sharab feeds his deer on October 2, 2016 in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.
Two male and female deers were smuggled from Egypt into the Gaza strip through a tunnel, before they were sold to Sharab who now breeds them.  / AFP / SAID KHATIB        (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinians have always raised animals such as goats and camels, but one man has now taken up a new activity that is the first of its kind in the Gaza Strip — deer farming.

Majed Sharab, a resident of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza who owns Cardinal Garden, a shop for rare birds, as well as the new deer farm, told Al-Monitor, “I started raising deer four years ago because I wanted to have a farm and a zoo for people to visit and enjoy the many types of deer and several species of rare birds.”

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