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Inside world’s largest falcon hospital in Abu Dhabi

Falconry is an important part of the cultural desert heritage of Arabs of the UAE and neighbouring countries such as Saudi Arabia going back thousand of years.

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When a falcon in the Arab countries falls sick, the owners of these hunting birds know where to take them: The world's largest falcon hospital in Abu Dhabi. (Reuters)

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Falconry is an important part of the cultural desert heritage of Arabs of the UAE and neighbouring countries such as Saudi Arabia going back thousand of years. (Reuters)

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The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is government supported and is also the world's main centre for falcon medicine, research and training. (Reuters)

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Falcons are internationally recognised as endangered and only captive bred falcons can be legally owned in the UAE. (Reuters)

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In UAE, the falcons are issued their own passports and can even travel with their owners in airplane cabins. (Reuters)

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With flight speeds exceeding 300 km (186 miles) an hour, falcons can suffer serious injuries as they collide with prey, misjudge a landing or ingest infected meat. (Reuters)