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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2004  |  Volume: 7  |  Issue: 9  |  Page No.: 1509 - 1512

Potential Visitors of Mirpur Zoological Garden as an Outdoor Recreation Area of Dhaka, Bangladesh

M. Jashimuddin, M. Alamgir, M. Alamgir, R. Majumder, M.R.A. Patwary and M.A.R. Bhuiyan    

Abstract: The study describes the potential visitors of Mirpur Zoological garden, an outdoor recreation area of Dhaka, Bangladesh. The maximum number of visitors was found in the age of below 30 years (72%) and older age groups represents only 28%. Sixty three percent male and 37% female constitute the visitors group in the study area. Literate person constitutes about 93% and student represents 38% visitors in the study area. About 40% visitors are employed. Most of the visitors (62%) were found visiting in family groups and the least numbers (5%) were visiting alone. Maximum visitors (45%) have come from medium family and the lowest numbers (18%) were from rich family. Maximum number of visitors (36%) visit the area with a cost of 51-100 Tk. Maximum visitors (76%) of the study area is city dwellers. Highest number of visitors (71%) preferred to get recreation in the holidays. It was found that most of the visitors (40%) visit the garden more than twice, 33% visit the garden twice and the least number (26%) visitors have not visited the area before. Maximum visitors (67%) stay at the zoological garden for 2-3 h and only 3% visitors stay in the garden for whole day.

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