Roger Anis

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Muhammad Rizk

Inside the Bears cage, Muhammad Rizk’s was singing with a sweet voice to the bears, calling them one by one giving them food. Rizk, who spent the last 29 years working here, is always keen to play with the bears as the visitors watch. He told us more about his lifetime companions: “Bears are known as dangerous animals, but they can be friends as well, it takes time and kindness, pat them enough times and let them get used to your voice and presence and you’ll make friends out of them, I did this with so many bears.” “My father used to work here, and I used to accompany him, it was my life dream to work here with the bears and other animals. Nothing can help you stand the hustle of this job unless you truly love animals. I spend more time here than at home.” Said Rizk.