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December 10, 2020

Zoo opens after eight months

Kathmandu: The only zoo of the country at Lalitpur has been opened for visitors after taking safety measures.
The zoo was closed down following spreading spree of the Covid-19 recently. However the visitors will not be allowed to move freely within the zoo.
According to the Zoo chief Dr Chiranjivi Pokharel, the zoo has been opened with safety measures for which mask should be used under compulsion and only 800 visitors can visit the zoo at one time.

The visitors are restricted from feeding the animals by sitting within the zoo. One person can be inside the zoo for only two and half an hour within which he or she should come out of the zoo and children are not allowed to play inside.

The number of visitors entering the zoo will be counted as the number of visitors coming out of the zoo and the time for visit would be from 10 am to 5 pm only.

At present the zoo has 168 animals of 110 species and the center of attractions are the panther and  beard. The entry fee for foreigners is 750, SAARC members Rs 500, Nepalis Rs 150 and students and senior citizens Rs 90.

As many as 1.1 million people visit the central zoo from which a yearly revenue of Rs 150 to 160 million is collected.

No need to queue up for tickets

The zoo tickets can be booked through online or through E -Sewa. The zoo was established in 1932 as private zoo by late Sri 3 Juddha Shamsher Rana, and it was opened for the public from 2011 BS. The government has vested the power of taking care of this zoo for 30 years to national natural conservation trust.

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