THE antics of these two lion cubs have definitely thrilled State Tourism Committee chairman Datuk Hamidah Osman and Kamunting state assemblyman Datuk Mohammad Zahir Abdul Khalid recently.
The VIPs were introduced to the cubs, born two weeks ago, during Hamidah’s working visit to Taiping Zoo in preparation for Visit Perak Year 2012.
They were accompanied by municipal councillors and briefed on the various development efforts by zoo director Dr Kevin Lazarus.
Hamidah said she was satisfied with the efforts to construct a new building to house a tourism gallery and information centre at the zoo. The building, costing RM3.8mil, is expected to be ready next month.
She later had a dialogue with representatives of local non-governmental organisations. — RASLAN BAHAROM