September 23, 2022

Accra Zoo To Reopen Next Month

A deputy Minister for Lands and Natural resources, Benito Owusu Bio, has assured that the Accra Zoo will soon be reopened to the general public.

Although he did not give out the specific date for its reopening, he noted that preparations are underway for it.

“He said this when he paid a working visit to the Zoo on Friday, 23rd September 2022 to among others inspect the progress made on preparations towards the reopening of the Zoo in the coming month”, the Public Relations Department of the Ministry relayed.

Ahead of the reopening, the deputy minister tasked the Zoo Manager, Mr Stephen Tamanja to get a security post near the lions, an outer perimeter fence, modernised restroom facilities for tourists, street lights, and signages in the various animal cages.

The Accra Zoo was closed to the public on August 29, 2022, after a lion mauled a young man who trespassed the confines of the wild animals.

The Forestry Commission reported that the man was spotted inside the enclosure of the lions while officials of the zoo were on routine inspection.

He is reported to have scaled the security fence and entered the enclosure of the lion.

His bold adventure ended him up with injuries from an attack from one of the lions which eventually caused his death.

Source: Fuseini

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