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Lahore Zoo can boast of a collage of old and young trees; 4500 trees of 100 species make the environment worth living and visiting; a complete ecosystem including 60 wild birds and 70 species of small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and the invertebrates; unique in Lahore
Annually 3 million visitors visit this recreational and educational place, which is matchless with any other park and zoos in Pakistan. There is one day record of 73100 visitors on 14th August, 2001 Approximately ,4530 Universities, colleges and Schools, comprising 1, 60,844 students yearly visit the zoo including 100 schools of special children comprising 8000 students. Zoo provides research facilities to college/universities students in Pakistan and Foreign Organizations.
Lahore Zoo focuses on conservation of endangered species through its captive breeding programmes and public education. Zoo has been very successful in achieving both of these Targets; alongwith the breeding of many endangered exotic animals, the Zoo has bred rare and endangered local species like Chinkara (Axis axis), Punjab Urail (Ovis vigenei punjabiensis), Hog deer (Axis porcinus), Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus) and Asiatic wolf (Canis lupus), transferred many animals/birds to other Zoos/ Wildlife facilities throughout the Pakistan.
The Zoo has always been innovative in enhancing public education and involving its visitors in animal related activities, like Animal Adoption Programme, animal naming ceremonies, birthday parties, animal days and Outreach Programme.
To fulfill National and International commitment, Lahore Zoo has close liaison with such organizations i.e. IUCN, WWF and South Asian Zoo Association for Regional Cooperation (SAZARC).
A project Master Plan for Development & Improvement of Lahore Zoo of cost Rs. 202.828, was started in 2005-2006. This project includes re-modelling of existing facilities and construction of new facilities. Under this project Lion House, Monkey House and Snake House are up-graded and adding values and information to zoo visit.
Review by rana muzaffar safdar