Monday, July 30, 2012

The Kuwait zoo is looking for a few good Kuwaiti security Guards

Decrease in numbers of people visiting the zoo

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Zoo is still operating during the holy month of Ramadan from 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm every day, with Sunday being a holiday. According to a member of the management, the zoo closes at sunset so the animals will rest, and this is an international practice or tradition.
The entrance fee is 500 Fils and there are two parts to the zoo. Visitors may choose to only view the garden and not the zoo by purchasing a ticket for 250 Fils.  The garden is open till 8 pm daily.
Though the weather has been hot, there are visitors coming to the zoo. The employee noted that primarily people arrive after 3pm, though there are rarely 100 visitors per day. Thus, during the weekends (on Fridays and Saturdays) about 200 visitors come. The number of visitors are now fewer because there are no school trips and people are fasting. Also, the hot weather is affecting the number.
Currently, there are no facilities offering food or beverages inside the zoo. The employee stressed that the cafeteria, baqala, and the juice shop will be ready for Eid Alfiret. Although the majority of visitors are usually expats, during Ramadan most visitors, if not all, are Kuwaitis.
The zoo has some problems during the year. According to the employee, the greatest problem is caused by uncivilized visitors teasing animals. They throw stones or other objects and hurt the animals. Also, some animals become scared from this throwing and hurt themselves.
There are security guards inside the zoo, though there are not enough, and visitors do not always respect them since they are Arab Nationals. The employee said that during each shift there are 12 security guards, which are not enough to cover the entire zoo. The management has sought to hire Kuwaiti guards, though none applied.
Animals lovers have the chance to acquire some zoo animals. In October, an auction will be held to sell some animals that have become over-abundant. The employee stated that there are about 60 to 70 deer in the zoo and there is not enough space to house all of them. Perhaps officials can exchange them for other animals.
By Nawara Fattahova

Hmmm, I wonder why no Kuwaiti applied for security guard positions? They should try hiring bedoons as foreigners can't tell the difference between bedoon and Kuwaiti.

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