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Millions gather at the National Zoo.

Staff reporter | Ctgpost
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Khudeja Banu works in a garment factory in Dhaka. His village home is in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla. He did not go to the village this Eid. So father, mother and two brothers from the village came to Dhaka to celebrate Eid with him. Khudeja Banu came with them to visit the National Zoo on Wednesday, the second day of Eid. He said, ‘Amma never saw the zoo. I was afraid to go in front of the tiger cage. ‘

Like Khudeja Banu, more than one lakh people have gathered at the National Zoo in Mirpur today. As many as 70 people, including children, were cut off from their peers as large numbers of people flocked to the zoo. Everyone was found with the help of zoo authorities. This evening, the information in the first light of the curator and acting director of the National Zoo. Mojibur Rahman. Mojibur Rahman said that more than one lakh tickets have been sold. He said, ‘Today a record number of people have come to the zoo. I myself have been working at the zoo for eight years, I have never seen so many people. Sometimes the main gate had to be opened to control the crowd. It seemed like the gate would break, that’s the way it is. ‘The leasing company sells tickets at the National Zoo. Although they informed the zoo director about the sale of more than one lakh tickets, they did not say exactly how many tickets were sold.

Abdul Latif, former director of the National Zoo, told Prothom Alo that the lessee did not disclose the actual details of the sale of tickets in the interest of business. This is their business strategy.

It can be seen on the spot that there was a crowd of visitors in the zoo since morning. There were people inside the zoo as well as outside. Talking to the visitors, it is known that many people are busy on the day of Eid. So not everyone can get out. In this, more people go out on the second day of Eid.

Abdul Alim came to the zoo in the afternoon with his five year old daughter. He said, ‘I went out with my daughter. Went to the museum in the morning. Aslam Zoo in the afternoon. I am very happy to be here girl. Seeing the deer, he did not want to move. The girl says, “Dad, I’ll stay here.”Former director of the National Zoo Abdul Latif said there is no alternative to the zoo in Dhaka city. Kids want to see animals. Tigers, lions, school-going children see pictures in books. They want to see reality. There is a fantasy kingdom outside the zoo, but not everyone can afford it. If a family goes there, it needs 10 thousand rupees. Abdul Latif also mentioned that adequate facilities have been ensured in the zoo.