LAHORE: The Lahore Zoo will organise special programmes during the Eid holidays, Zoo Director Shafqat Ali said on Saturday. He said wildlife guides would be deployed at several points, including near the tigers’ and the bears’ cages. The guides will provide information to the visitors about the animals, their natural habitat, habits, average life span and food. The director said that an area had provided for trampolines for the visiting children. Pamphlets and stickers containing information about the zoo, its history and the origin of its wildlife, will be distributed among the visitors. Special ticket booths, four each for men and women, have been established at both entrances. The director said foolproof arrangements had been made to prevent pilferage of revenue. He said a Red Crescent ambulance, equipped with the latest medical facilities, will be available on the Zoo premises during the holidays. A police contingent and a bomb disposal unit will also patrol the premises to avert sabotage, pick-pocketing or eve teasing, he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2012.