LAHORE: The Lahore zoo has chalked out special programmes, including puppet shows, variety shows and dramas to attract visitors especially children during the Eid holidays. Lahore Zoological Gardens director Shafqat Ali said wildlife guides would be deployed at several points, especially near tiger and bear cages, to provide information to visitors about their natural habitat, habits, average life span and food. Shafqat said a small area has also been earmarked for ‘jumping jacks’ for kids. The staff had been directed to take care of the visitors and make their visit to the Zoo pleasant and safe. Shafqat said a Red Crescent ambulance equipped with the latest medical facilities would also be available in case of any emergency to provide quick medical aid to visitors.
He said a contingent of reserve police and a bomb disposal unit would carry out patrolling in and around the premises to avert any untoward incident, pick-pocketing or eve-teasing.” Services of a batch of armed security guards from the private sector have also been acquired,” he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 7th, 2011.
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