Sunday, November 7, 2010

Visit to the Zoo and Play Land of Islamabad

My Son Muhammad Hussain who is student of Prep he came back from the school on Friday and started an campaign for coming holidays. This time he was demanding to take him to the Zoo because his teacher told him how many beautiful Animals and Birds can be seen in the Zoo. Most Importantly He want to see, "How Big Elephant is ?". He partnered his Mom and Grand Mother as well in his campaign so I accepted defeat and took them to the Zoo on this Saturday.
Before Starting our Journey I want to give you some brief about Islamabad Zoo.
The zoo previously Called Marghazar started in 1978 as a refuge to leopard, spotted deer and Indian gazelle found in the region and its under the administration of Capital Development Authority. Zoo in Islamabad is located at the foot of Daman-e-Koh view point in Islamabad. Zoo has more than 300 animals which includes more than 100 different kind of birds as well. It soon gained popularity and became a part of the Islamabad's most visited Places.
Later the half area of the Zoo which was empty wasl also developed by the CDA with the help of Japanese Government  which is now called Play Land.  The Capital Development Authority devised a plan in August 2008, to upgrade and extend the zoo as a recreational area and a wildlife sanctuary which is right now going on.