LAHORE - No special programmes such as puppet shows, variety shows, drama and entertainment have been arranged by the Zoo Administration this year on the eve of Eidul Fitr due to security reasons. Despite failing in making above mentioned arrangements for attracting the children, the Director Lahore Zoo Zahid Iqbal while talking to TheNation claimed that the Zoo administration was expecting more visitors on this Eid as compare to the previous years. The administration keeping in mind that maximum number of animals and birds loving people are likely to visit the zoo so the management added nine more ticket booths at both entry gates of the Zoo with providing maximum parking facility to the visitors, Zahid Iqbal added. Giving further details about arrangements, the Director Zoo said that Zoo Administration generated enough revenue of over Rs 1.2 million on the eve of last Eid and expecting more revenue this year which would be spent for the development of the Zoo. He said that sanitation and cleaning process within the Zoo premises had been completed. He said that the administration also arranged wildlife guides who would be deployed at various important points, especially near the tiger and bear cages to provide necessary information to visitors. The cages with tigers, lions and monkeys are likely to be the centre of attraction for visitors, especially the children who enjoy the antics of these animals, he added. Children may also look forward to a ride on Suzi, the popular elephant, Director Zoo maintained. Zahid Iqbal disclosed that a small area had also been earmarked to set up 'jumping huts for the children. He said that leaflets and stickers related to the Lahore Zoo, describing its history and the origin of its wildlife wealth would be provided free-of-cost to visitors for information. The director said that foolproof arrangements had also been made to halt any possibility of the pilferage of revenue, adding that the Zoo staffers had been directed to take care of the visitors and make their visit to the zoo pleasant. Zahid Iqbal further said that the Zoo administration also arranged first aid in the Zoo and ambulance equipped with the latest medical facilities would be available at the zoo premises in case of any emergency to provide quick medical aid to visitors. He said a contingent of reserve police would patrol in and around the premises to avert any act of sabotage, pick-pocketing, or eve-teasing.