Man builds zoo with personal funds in kapisa province, delighting local visitors

A man in Afghanistan has built a zoo on his own personal finance worth $100,000 in Kapisa province.

Habib-ur-Rahman, who is originally from the district of Poza Khamzargar in Kapisa, built the zoo on a two-jerib (0.4 hectare) piece of land in Hesay-awal district.

Rahman said that he built the zoo out of his deep love for animals and his desire to provide a place for public entertainment. It took him five years to complete the project.

The zoo, which is named Bagh-e Janwaran (Garden of Animals), currently houses 14 different types of birds, fishes, and animals, including moose and deer. The birds include peacocks, ostriches, geese, parrots, doves, ring-necked pheasants, partridges, pigeons, ducks, and flamingos.

Rahman has built separate cages for some of the birds and artificial environments for others. The zoo has already attracted dozens of local visitors from the province.