Put on your ZOOt suit, and let’s go to the zoo!

Some ideas come to mind on improving the Karachi Zoo:

  • More trash bins
  • Better uniforms for staff, plus increase their salaries to reflect a higher quality of care
  • Add more animals to the zoo
  • Replace the elephant that passed away a while ago
  • Improve the infrastructure in the surrounding areas – making it easier to access the zoo
  • Consider adding an aquarium; hire a good marine biologist and since we’re on the sea make a nice saltwater aquarium.
  • Increase the admission by at least 10 to 20 rupees (thereby generating funds to make improvements)
  • Participate in cultural events and spread awareness of the Karachi Zoo
  • Promote the zoo in local and area schools
  • Allot school days, where the zoo is closed to the public and only students can enter using a special pass.  In exchange for full-day access, schools could then donate larger sums of money rather than just the admission fees
  • Fund raising drives from time to time
  • Schedule animal shows
  • Establish a gift shop like most other zoos in the world

7 Comments so far

  1. ڈفرستان کا ڈفر (duffer) on January 19th, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

    good suggestions
    -but increasing the entry ticket will never never increase the fund used for better care, rather it will decrease the number of visitors
    -about adding more animals, we have plenty of those in our parliament

  2. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on January 19th, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

    One suggestion from me:

    More people who know what to do with the trash bin

  3. kabirdas on January 19th, 2009 @ 11:14 pm

    @ (duffer) on January 19th.

    The animals in the Parliament are of common variety. We should add rare variety of animals in the zoo like Fazalullah of Swat. To see animals like him I am sure public will not mind paying the enhanced entrance fee. He will also be a great attraction for school children specially the female students.

  4. barrister on January 20th, 2009 @ 1:07 am

    Ah, the good old Gandhi Garden!

    Good suggestions. Gandhi Garden (the Zoo) should add a Sea World like aquarium apart from getting couple of killer whales and that will be “a killer”.

  5. MB (kar_munib) on January 20th, 2009 @ 10:16 am

    i have an even better suggestion

    Put all politicians in this ZOO and its revenue will shoot exponentially

    On a serious note, the suggestions are good

  6. kabirdas on January 23rd, 2009 @ 12:04 am

    @ MB (kar_munib) on January 20th

    Politicians are common variety of domestic animals like pig, donkey and dog etc. Their placement in the zoo will not affect its revenues; exponentially or linearly :-)

    On a more serious note I suggest they should be placed in an animal farm. The type of farm George Orwellian talked about.

  7. rdada on January 26th, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

    Students of SZABIST recently did an environmental awareness day at the zoo, with approx 1000+ primary school children participating. The idea was to not just make them more aware of prevailing environmental issues but also familairize them with the zoo itself; it proved to be quite successful. Such initatives and activities should be encouraged.

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