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129,736 people visited zoo in first two days of Eid

August 1, 2014



Lahore Zoo, the ever popular point for families, earned Rs 1,633,770 as entry fee during the first two holidays of Eidul Fitr from almost 129,736 visitors.

"The revenue was 18 per cent more than the previous year," said Director Lahore Zoo Muhammad Naeem Bhatti while talking to reporter on Thursday.

"Indian tigers, African lions and monkeys of various species were main attraction for all visitors, especially children. People of all ages enjoyed the activities of monkeys," he added.

Wildlife guides remained present near the cages and other points to provide necessary information to the visitors about the animals, their habits, average life span etc.

He said for the first time an ambulance with para medical staff along with life saving drugs remained parked at the zoo to meet any eventuality.

Naeem Bhatti said leaflets and stickers about the Lahore Zoo and wildlife housed by it were distributed among the visitors. The facility of video film was also available to the visitors.

He said canteen and cafeteria contractors were strictly warned to serve hygienic food to visitors and charge fixed rates.


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Source: Balochistan Times (Pakistan)


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