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A special nocturnal zone would be opened at the Dehiwala National Zoological Gardens for three days from 22, September, Wildlife Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said yesterday.

The zoo will be opened on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Entrance fee for adults is Rs. 200 and for children Rs.100.

“The opening event will take place tomorrow under the patronage of Minister of Finance and Mass Media, Mangala Samaraweera and the participation of several Ministers, ambassadors and Ministry Secretaries.

He stated that not all the zones would be kept open in the nights.

“A special zone where nocturnal animals could be seen only would be opened at nights,” he said.

“As this is the first experience of opening a zoo at night time, we expect a standard of discipline from visitors.

“In addition, activities likely to hurt the animals, consuming alcohol, taking pictures with flash lights and feeding animals are prohibited,” Minister Jayawickrama said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • ANTON Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:47 AM

    HUMANS MIGHT BE NOCTURNAL, BUT MAJORITY OF THE ANIMALS ARE NOT.

    Yeti Thursday, 21 September 2017 07:33 AM

    Sure, the majority of animals sleep t night, why disturb their sleep? Animal rights frauds, where are you?

    ANTON Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:48 AM

    FORTUNATELY ANIMALS DON'T CLAIM OVERTIME AND NIGHT ALLOWANCES.

    ANTON Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:50 AM

    HA HAAA ....... ZOO WILL BE OVER CROWDED WITH YOUNG AND OLD COUPLES.

    Hautaum Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:22 AM

    they will be animals in this schedule, rest of the time you may/might see "like" them in the parliament session for free of charge.

    NOCTURNAL HOMO SAPIENS ! ! Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:50 AM

    " we expect a standard of discipline from visitors." : -- YES SIR ! ! GREAT EXPECTATIONS ! -- Homo sapiens are also Nocturnal ! ! (active during the night,) -- Homo sapiens -> : modern humans considered together as a species

    ROMANTIC Wednesday, 20 September 2017 07:51 AM

    VERY ROMANTIC With dim lights and dark corners !

    Human Wednesday, 20 September 2017 08:31 AM

    Stop going to Zoo.....its a animal abuse....people who talk about Buddhism doesn't really follow it......Please close down this zoo !!!! Thanks

    sena Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:21 AM

    Please, not throughout the year

    Citizen Perera Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:04 PM

    Please let the animals have a peaceful night...

    Kadiya Thursday, 21 September 2017 07:35 AM

    Free umbrellas come with the tickets!!!!!

    Concerned Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:40 AM

    Cant they think of other ways of earning money. Poor animals already suffer in captivity and we are robbing their peace and quite in the night. What is happening to our compassion ???And we will disturb 'nocturnal animals' life by putting lights for people to see them.


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