LAHORE: The facilities at the Lahore Safari Zoo, including the signage as well as security, are being improved for the service to the visitors.

Talking to Dawn, safari park Deputy Director Ghulam Rasool said the signage earlier installed was not that prominent while the new boards had been made colourful and more vivid.

Mr Ghulam Rasool said four security check posts, which were not functional earlier, had been made functional and modern weapons had been issued to the guards to increase security at the safari. He added that patrolling of the security guards had also been improved at the safari spread over 242 acres while there was a plan to install 48 surveillance cameras.

To the question that why the exotic birds such as macaws and grey parrots which could earlier be seen at the aviary were missing now, the deputy director said he assumed the charge of the safari early this month.

“We are trying our best to improve standards at the safari, including introduction of new birds and animals,” he claimed while adding that the bird aviary still had a number of species and more would be added to it with the passage of time.

“New trends and feed stalls would be introduced at the bird aviary and new birds would also be inducted,” Mr Ghulam Rasool said and added that four new lion cubs were born at the safari and fishing was also being done in its lake. He said that after paying Rs1,000 fee, a visitor could catch three fish from the lake that housed different kinds of fish. He claimed that sitting arrangements and clean washrooms were made available for the visitors.

Mentioning some upcoming projects, he said the project of the natural history museum was also in the pipeline, which would be of great value for wildlife researchers and students of zoology.

The deputy director of the safari said to give an enjoyable ride to visitors at the facility spread over 242 acres, a tram would also be introduced and its design was in the final stages. The tram would visit every cage and an official would educate the visitors about the animals and birds.

Published in Dawn, November 28th, 2022

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