Posted by : shabbirbhutta Friday, 22 March 2013

Wildlife animals are kept in the zoo not only for a recreational purpose, but it is also used for creating awareness of wildlife conservation and broader environmental issues. It is a centre for conservation through captive breeding and research on these animals.

The Lahore Zoo was established in 1872. It is located at 92 - Shahr-e-Quaid - e - Azam, (Mall Road) Lahore, Pakistan; in the heart of the city. It is easily accessible to the people belonging to all walks of life and irrespective of age. It opens daily from 8: 00 a.m. till evening 1/2 Hour before the Sunset.

It is one of the oldest zoos in the world. It started as a small aviary that was donated by Mr. Lal Mahundra Ram. Gradually it developed and its animal collection also increased, today the Zoo houses about 1381 animals of 136 species including 996 birds of 82 species, 49 reptiles of 08 species and 336 mammals of 45 species. It remained under the management of Lahore Municipal Corporation from 1872 to 1923. Thereafter, its control was given to Deputy Commissioner, Lahore until 1962. Then its management was placed under the Livestock and Dairy Development Department. Finally the management of Lahore Zoo was entrusted to the Wildlife & Parks Department in 1982. During the period 1872 to 1982, it remained a small entity with very little development taking place. Since its transfer to Wildlife Department 1982 there have occurred a number of changes in housing the exhibits, layout of buildings, landscape pattern, administration etc with these initiative/development it become self-financing organization and now it is self-reliant

Lahore Zoo gives a pleasant look of old and young trees; here are1280 trees of 71 species it makes the environment worth living and visiting; with a complete ecosystem.

Pakistan lacks positive recreational and leisure opportunities. Families choose visiting zoo for a whole day picnic with their children; as such huge crowds are attracted by zoos and safari parks on weekends and holidays. People coming from different walks of life and irrespective of the age visit the zoo. This neutral gathering can also be utilized as an opportunity for consumer’s education by the companies offering different products and services, by adopting few animals and displaying their message on their cages and avail the mileage of their expense. Outer side of parameter wall of a zoo can also be utilized for commercial purposes for displaying advertisements etc; that can generate revenue for the institution. Now come to the present era opportunities offered by the internet one can start online zoo by putting a camera near the cage and display (24/7) one’s products and services on one’s website for the information of general public.
Text Source: Lahore Zoo
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