LAHORE - Regardless of worsening law and order situation, uncertain political circumstances and severe financial crunch in the country, recreational activities went up in the provincial metropolis during 2010, TheNation has learnt here. A large number of citizens thronged various recreational places including Racecourse Park, Jinnah Garden, Shalimar Garden, Central Model Town Park, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore Fort, Badshahi Mosque, Tomb of Jahangir, Kamran Baradari, Lahore Museum and zoo, which were the top most visiting places during 2010. According to a data collected from City Zoo, thousands of people especially children and women used to visit zoo every year. A record number of Lahorites thronged the zoo during 2010 and the zoo administration generated huge revenue as compare to the previous years. It may be mentioned here that the zoo administration has fixed Rs 15 for adults and Rs 5 for children as entry ticket. The data revealed that the City Zoo administration generated enormous revenue of Rs 3,52,43,225 during 2010 with a difference of Rs 52,53025 as compare to the revenue of Rs 2,99,90,200 being generated in 2009. As many as 28,74,771 visitors thronged the zoo from December 16, 2009 to December 12, 2010. Out of total 20,86,937 were adult visitors while 7,87,834 were children with a difference of a total 4,37,757 visitors out of which 3,06,924 adult visitors while 1,29,833 thronged zoo as compared to 2009. Talking to TheNation Director Lahore Zoo, Iqbal Khalid said that the administration was working with dedication to provide maximum facilities to the visitors particularly peaceful atmosphere under the vigilant security personnel and foolproof security arrangements so that visitors particularly families could enjoy in the peaceful atmosphere. For this purpose, the zoo administration is striving for creating an ideal and attractive atmosphere for the visitors, he said. There are about 1,381 animals and birds belonging to about 133 different species in Lahore Zoo, he added.