Lahore: For the improvement and revival of the Lahore Zoo, it will remain closed to the public from November 7 for a period of three months. The Zoo will reopen on February 1.
The Punjab government is demonstrating a keen interest in improving the Lahore Zoo. On the directives of Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, both the zoo and safari will reopen with many new facilities and animals. During the closure, maintenance and improvement work will be carried out at the zoo,
Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, while issuing directives to introduce an e-ticketing system at the zoo and safari park, mentioned that both recreational facilities will be brought up to international standards.
During the closure period, the animals at the Lahore Zoo will be relocated to the Jallo Forest Safari Park and Changa Manga.
At present, the Lahore Zoo houses more than 1,300 animals, including several endangered species.
It is expected that this initiative will attract more tourists to the zoo, and will help in ensuring providing awareness on the issue and safety of animals.