News

Lahore Zoo shut down for 3-month upgradation

Authorities schedule reopening of zoo with new animals on Feb 1

By News Desk

November 6, 2023 05:36 PM


File Photo

The Government of Punjab has ordered the closure of Lahore Zoo for a substantial three-month period to facilitate crucial upgrades and enhancements, as reported by 24News HD TV Channel on Monday.
According to the channel, Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi issued the directive to ensure the optimal safety and welfare of the animals and to introduce new additions to the zoo.
Though the government announced to close the zoo to visitors from November 7, 2023, but the zoo management shut it down unscheduled today (Monday, Nov 06) which embarrassed tourists especially kids who reached there to see the wild animals.
This sudden closure took many visitors by surprise, as the Lahore Zoo was open in the morning but abruptly shut its gates at 11 o'clock following the received order.
Tourists from various cities who had made their way to the zoo expressed their disappointment and grievances. Had the decision been communicated a day earlier, many visitors might have adjusted their plans accordingly.
The closure has left children eager to see the zoo's tigers and other attractions in dismay.
However, the government has reiterated that the temporary shutdown is necessary to carry out essential construction and renovation work.
The Lahore Zoo is now anticipated to reopen its doors to the public on Feb 1, 2024, with a rejuvenated and improved experience for all visitors.


News Desk


Most Read

  1. Lights out for wonky US lunar lander, for now Lights out for wonky US lunar lander, for now
  2. It’s Asif Zardari versus Mahmood Achakzai for presidency It’s Asif Zardari versus Mahmood Achakzai for presidency
  3. CM Maryam slaps total ban on postings and transfers CM Maryam slaps total ban on postings and transfers
  4. Ayaz Sadiq elected speaker, Syed Ghulam Mustafa deputy speaker of National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq elected speaker, Syed Ghulam Mustafa deputy speaker of National Assembly
  5. Second-time PM Shehbaz declares: Pakistan will rise again Second-time PM Shehbaz declares: Pakistan will rise again
  6. PTI leader Alia Shahzad arrested on arrival at Lahore Airport PTI leader Alia Shahzad arrested on arrival at Lahore Airport

Opinion

  1. Literate the Religious Illiterate
    Literate the Religious Illiterate

    By Dr Asif Channer

  2. THE SECRET WAR: Public Interest Vs Official Secrets Act 1923
    THE SECRET WAR: Public Interest Vs Official Secrets Act 1923

    By Syed Aun Mohammed Bokhari

  3. Political Opportunism and the 18th Constitutional Amendment
    Political Opportunism and the 18th Constitutional Amendment

    By Muhammad Asad Ayaz

  4. To Know and Not to Know
    To Know and Not to Know

    By Abdullah Bin Tahir

  5. Gender equality: A pre-requisite for a balanced society
    Gender equality: A pre-requisite for a balanced society

    By Mehak Sabir