LAHORE - Lahore Zoo, the ever popular point for families, earned Rs 1.2 million as entry ticket during four holidays of Eidul Azha by almost 96,000 visitors.

“The revenue was 18 per cent more than the previous year,” said Lahore Zoo Director Shafqat Ali while talking to APP on Tuesday.

Shafqat highlighted that for the first time an ambulance with para medical staff along with life saving drugs was also stationed at the zoo to meet any eventuality.

Shafaqat Ali said that wildlife guides were also present near the cages and other points to provide necessary information to visitors about the animals, their habits, average life span  and so on.

“Indian tigers, African lions and monkeys of various species were the main attraction for all visitors, especially for children. People of all ages enjoyed the activities of monkeys”, he explained.

The Lahore Zoo director said that leaflets and stickers about the historic Lahore Zoo and wildlife housed by it were distributed free among the visitors. The facility of video film was also available to visitors.

Shafaqat said that canteen and cafeteria contractors were strictly warned to serve “hygienic food” to visitors and charge for fixed rates agreed on in the contract.