Overflowing crowd at National Zoo on 3rd day of Eid...

Overflowing crowd at National Zoo on 3rd day of Eid

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 07:37 PM, 5 May 2022  

Overflowing crowd was spotted at the National Zoo in Mirpur in the capital on the third day of Eid-ul-Fitr; Photo: Collected

Overflowing crowd was spotted at the National Zoo in Mirpur in the capital on the third day of Eid-ul-Fitr; Photo: Collected

On the third day of Eid-ul-Fitr, an overflowing crowd was spotted at the National Zoo in Mirpur in the capital. Those who were in Dhaka during the Eid holidays have come to visit even today. Many have also come from districts around Dhaka.

On Thursday (May 5) at noon, a crowd of visitors was seen on the road leading from Mirpur-1 to the zoo. To handle the crowds, temporary multiple ticket counters have been set up in the parking lot on the left side as well as a ticket counter on the right. Besides, three entrances have been placed on the left side of the main gate.

Visitors have come to the zoo with their loved ones since morning. There were crowds of eager people in front of several sheds including monkeys, bears, tigers, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, deer, white lions, and camels. Some of them are very enthusiastic about feeding the animals.

Child Tabassum and Sohana came with their parents from Ashulia to see giraffes and lions. Their father Raihan, said they had visited the zoo before. “I didn’t see much that day. So after seeing the giraffe-lion, we will visit around the entire zoo.”

Ripon Ahmed, who came to the zoo from Tongi in Gazipur with his family members, said he did not go home this time on Eid-ul-Fitr. Many of the relatives also went to the village. So I came to the zoo with my family. The zoo has become much more beautiful than before. 

Tanvir Ahmed, who came from Purana Paltan with his wife and children, said they came to the zoo to spend time on vacation. “Seeing the animals here makes me feel better. The environment of the zoo is much better than before. The authorities have paid attention to cleanliness,” he added.

An official of the National Zoo said there were 28,000 visitors on the day of Eid on Tuesday. At present, the price of each ticket is Tk 50. This sector has earned more than Tk 14 lakh on Eid day. If the weather is favorable today, 40,000-50,000 visitors will come. 

He added that 64 people are working in the zoo divided into seven parts on the occasion of Eid. Police, tourist police, RAB and Ansar forces are working for the safety of the visitors.

Curator of the National Zoo (Acting Director) Md. Mojibur Rahman said although the number was a little less on Eid day, the number of visitors will increase in the next few days including today.

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