LAHORE: The Lahore Zoo management is fully committed to providing the best environment to the 117 species of 1,100 animals in the park and getting better results, said Lahore Zoo Director Shafqat Ali.
He said captive breeding had led to the birth of 13 lion cubs and so many others during 2015-16 due to a balanced diet, care and a conducive environment in the park.
After a gap of five years, the Lahore Zoo received first breeding of lioness in 2012 due to steps taken in 2011, he said, adding that now dozens of new births in animals, reptiles and birds had been obtained due to providing better pairing and better environment with support of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
He said: “For the first time in history, the Lahore Zoo got Rs600,000 by selling animals and birds besides receiving a handsome amount due to the adaptation policy introduced by the management.”
Published in The Express Tribune, May 1st, 2017.