Jallo Park

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Jallo Wildlife Park
Type Recreation and wildlife park
Location Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan
Nearest city 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) East to Lahore[1]
Coordinates 31°34′21″N 74°28′38″E / 31.57250°N 74.47722°E / 31.57250; 74.47722Coordinates: 31°34′21″N 74°28′38″E / 31.57250°N 74.47722°E / 31.57250; 74.47722
Area 461 acres (187 ha)[2] [3]
Created 1978[4]

Jallo Park (sometimes called Jallo Wildlife Park), established in 1978,[4] is a public recreation and wildlife site located in Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan. Spread over an area of 461 acres (187 ha),[2] it is one of the three main wildlife parks located in Lahore, the other two being Changa Manga and Lahore Zoo Safari. The park is 7 kilometres (4.3 mi)[5] east to Lahore city. Facilisites at Jallo Park include a Forest Research Centre, Wildlife Breeding Center, restaurants, coffee shops, a theme park, a sports complex, swimming pool, and a large lake for fishing and boating. It is currently funded by Punjab Wildlife and Parks Department of Government of Punjab. It is easily accessible by taxi, TransLahore buses and Lahore City Commuter trains that stop at Jallo Railway Station.

History[edit]

Jallo Park was established in 1978 as a recreation park for public.[4]

43 acres (17 ha) of the park has been allocated as a breeding center for wildlife. In 2007, many Sambar and Chital deer were brought to the park for breeding. A number of birds, such as species of pheasants and parrots, were also added to the park.[6]

In 2008, the Government of Punjab took steps for the development and beautification of the park. A sports complex was added which included courts for lawn tennis and volleyball, grounds for cricket and soccer, and a 50-kilometre (31 mi) track for bicycling.[2] The park also has a public swimming pool.

Jallo Park Railway Station[edit]

It is a busy railway station located in Jallo Park. It is one of the sub-urban stations of the Lahore city which are served by commuter trains of Lahore. A large number of commuters use this station to get access to the city of Lahore.

Species list[edit]

Incidents[edit]

Between November 2007 and May 2008 as much as 80 captive birds died, reportedly due to poor hygiene, harsh weather, bad nutrition and lack of medical facilities. These included common pheasants, Indian peafowls and rock pigeons among others.[4]

In July 2008, a driver was bitten by an Indian cobra and died afterwards. Similar incidents with resident animals and visitors were also reported in the park.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://fwf.pitb.gov.pk/sites/fwf.punjab.gov.pk/files/Jallo%20Forest%20Park.pdf
  2. ^ a b c "Jallo Park to be a model park". nation.com.pk. Lahore: The Nation. July 12, 2008. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.tdcp.gop.pk/tdcp/Accomodation/TDCPResortsStopovers/tabid/639/Default.aspx
  4. ^ a b c d Sumra, Anwer Hussain (July 3, 2008). "80 fancy birds die ‘mysteriously’ at Jallo Park". dailytimes.com.pk. Lahore: Daily Times (Pakistan). Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ http://fwf.pitb.gov.pk/sites/fwf.punjab.gov.pk/files/Jallo%20Forest%20Park.pdf
  6. ^ Ahmed, Shoaib (January 5, 2007). "Jallo Park wildlife to get a boost". archives.dawn.com. Lahore: Dawn News. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  7. ^ Ahmed, Shoaib (July 27, 2008). "Beware — snakes at Jallo Park". archives.dawn.com. Lahore: Dawn News. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 

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