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KP’s first zoo inaugurated in Peshawar

KP’s first zoo inaugurated in Peshawar
February 12, 2018

PESHAWAR, 12 February: The first ever zoo of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has finally been opened for general public here on Monday. Chief Minister Pervez Khattak inaugurated the facility in Rahatabad area near the University of Peshawar, which is spread over an area of 29 acres, making it bigger than the one Lahore.

The zoo has been set up at a cost of Rs270 million against the estimated cost of Rs2100 million. Species of almost all wild animals and birds existing in the country have been caged here under natural habitat.

Besides, other rare species of animals including elephants, lions, reptiles and birds from abroad are also being under transition to the zoo with cost of Rs260 million.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said that the zoo would not only provide entertainment opportunities to the visitors and tourists but would also become a source of research for the students of zoology who otherwise travelled to Islamabad and Lahore for this purpose.

He vowed that the government would continue its efforts to make Peshawar the city of flowers once again.

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