Peshawar zoo attracts influx of families, children during Eid holidays

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Peshawar zoo, a unique facility spread on 29 acres land, has attracted a large number of visitors and families along with their children during Eid holidays from different districts of Khyber Pakthunkhwa.

Following improvement of the weather conditions due to heavy rains in Peshawar on Eid holidays, the people accompanied by the children thronged to Peshawar zoo on third day of Eidul Fitr taking keen interest in eagles, cobra snakes, tigers and others wild animals cadged there.

Zarafas, lions, pheasants, dears, cranes, reptiles, birds, parrots and bears remained center of attraction of children whom arrived along with their families from Khyber, Kohat, Nowshera, Charsadda, Mardan, Mohmand, Swabi, Peshawar and others districts of KP.

Established near University of Peshawar and Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI) on Palosai road, the zoo provides a unique recreational facility to tourists, visitors, wildlife lovers, students and Peshawarities.

Peshawar zoo is bigger than all other zoos of Pakistan as it spread on a vast area of over 29 acres of land wherein almost all species of wild animals and birds existing in the country have been caged in natural habitats.

At entrance, big status of elephant and zarafa have been installed in front of main gate that attract attention of visitors and children. Falcons’ cage remained a centre of attraction of tourists and children where two large sizes brown eagles are kept.

On its left and middle sides, zarafas, zebras, camels, dears, ducks, pheasants and others birds attract visitors’ attention. A safari bus is also available for visitors to help them in watching all these wild animals in short time besides a restaurant for food services. Free swings, camel and train ride inside facility doubled the joy of children.

Samina Qaiser who came to Peshawar zoo along with her children from Nowshera told APP on Thursday that it was a great gift for people of Peshawar, which has not only enhanced beauty of Peshawar but also become a symbol of healthy entertainment.

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