KARACHI - A two-day reptiles exhibition was opened by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Administrator Hussain Syed on Saturday at Karachi Zoological Park.

A large number of people including kids and women showed great interest in the exhibition. Talking to mediamen at Karachi Zoo, the administrator said first time such an exhibition had been held in Karachi which was aimed at providing awareness to citizens about different species of reptiles and snakes. He said the people especially young students would know about the various species of reptiles and their characteristics, adding that, these reptiles were other than those already kept in the Karachi Zoo. The visitors would also have the opportunity to see these unique creatures also besides getting knowledge about the wild life. He said soon rare species of fish would also be put on display to give maximum opportunity for the people to see them. To a query, the Administrator Karachi said a committee comprising of senior doctors was set up to ascertain the reasons behind the death of four deer in Karachi Zoo. Laboratory test were also been arranged in this connection. Disciplinary action will be taken after receiving its report. He said strict measures were being taken in the zoo to protect other captives from such things. He said more new animals would soon be inducted to Karachi Zoo to provide more and more recreational facilities to the citizens.