The paper “ Strategic Operations Management in London Zoo” is affecting the example of the case study on management. Having a grand area of 36 acres occupied with the live grand collection of the animals, the largest zoo in the UK, London zoo has been the place that attracts a large number of UK citizens. General introduction of London ZooA large number of visitors visit the park and the zoo on a daily basis. On a busy day, the lines of the people are seen building up in front of the park and the zoo to get the tickets.
Lesser people now make their way to the zoos and the parks. Some thought needs to be laid down as to how the people can make there ways to the parks and the zoos again. The number of people that visit the parks and the zoos is usually noticed not to be in a constant range. The greatest number of people is seen in the parks on the weekends, holidays, and off-seasons. At these times the number of people can be ranging between 4000 and 6000.
The numbers can increase up to 10,000, the highest limit being 18,000 when the zoo day was celebrated. Christmas season is the greatest holiday season but the attendance in the park decreases to as much as 40 to 50 people. All the staff of the park goes to their homes of the holiday celebration and the park and the zoo seem like ghost towns with no one around. Mission statement of the Zoological Society of LondonMintzberg and Ahlstrand (2005) include the mission statement of the zoological society of London is the conservation of all the animals in the world.
The conservation is difficult task when intended to be done in the wild. The conservation becomes organized and manageable when the animals are brought in the vicinity where the animals can be observed properly, can be looked after and can be cared for. Therefore the conservation is possible by keeping and presenting all the live collection of the animals in the zoos. It should be made sure that the conditions in which the animals are being looked after should be up to the standards, so the animal rights are not being violated.
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