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Lahore Zoo to Close for Three Months for Major Revamp

The Lahore Zoo, the largest zoo in Pakistan, will be closed to the public for three months starting from November 7th for a major revamp and uplift. This closure is part of a comprehensive upgrade project that is expected to cost around Rs5 billion.

The zoo will remain closed until January 31st. During this period, civil works and other uplifting activities will be carried out. The Punjab government, under the direction of Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, is showing keen interest in the uplift of Lahore Zoo and Zoo Safari. Many facilities and new animals will be introduced at both the zoo and safari. The Chief Minister has also issued directions for introducing an e-ticketing system in the zoo and Safari Park, with the aim of upgrading these two recreational places to international standards.

During the closure, the animals from Lahore Zoo will be shifted to Jallo Forest Safari Park and Changa Manga. The zoo administration has already formed a committee to submit recommendations on which animals will be shifted where. Once the recommendations are approved, the work of transferring the animals will begin.

The Lahore zoo is currently home to over 1,300 animals, including many endangered species. The project is expected to attract more visitors to the zoo and help to raise awareness about animal conservation. The introduction of new animals, such as pandas, and the use of virtual reality to allow visitors to see rare species are among the planned upgrades.

The lifting project at Lahore Zoo is aimed at improving the facilities for both animals and visitors. The zoo management has assured that the animals’ safety will be ensured during the upgrade. New animals will be added to the zoo.

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