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  • Experts warn of spread of disease in Karachi zoo animals

    KARACHI: While the zoo administration is yet to diagnose and declare the disease afflicting Sarah, an exotic white lioness, for the past two months, experts on Sunday called upon the government to take immediate notice of the zoo’s unhygienic conditions, which, they said, was the major reason for disease and death in captive animals...

    The situation, they warned, might become worse if the disease spread to other animals...

  • Three circus animals rescued, placed in zoo

    KARACHI: A pair of lions and a chimpanzee kept in miserable conditions for a circus performance for over a month in the Gulshan-i-Iqbal area were rescued on Thursday and shifted to the zoo by wildlife department officials...

    No rescue effort, however, was undertaken for the five ponies and a dog, also part of the circus troupe, as they were not “wild animals and no law exists to protect their rights”...

  • Three zoo animals die from heatwave

    KARACHI: It’s not just humans falling victim to the searing heatwave that has overwhelmed the entire city for the past few days, animals, especially those kept at government-run facilities, are also battling to survive in these extremely hot weather conditions...

    Three animals have died at the zoo, apparently from heatstroke and dehydration, sources told Dawn...

  • Heatwave kills four more animals at zoo

    KARACHI: Animals at the city zoo and Safari Park have been suffering since Saturday due to the intense heatwave that claimed four more lives at the zoo on Tuesday...

    According to sources, the death toll from the heatwave has increased to seven with the death of an ostrich, a nilgai and two deer at the zoo where earlier a peacock, a peahen and a deer had died reportedly from dehydration and heatstroke...

  • UK zoo to close over deaths of hundreds of animals

    LONDON: A British zoo where nearly 500 animals died of poor nutrition, cramped conditions and hypothermia over four years is set to close after officials on Monday refused to renew its licence...

    Inspectors who surveyed Lakes Safari Zoo in north-west England said they were “dismayed by the obvious deficiencies in the accommodation, the overcrowding and the lack of proper welfare and husbandry”...

  • Zoo loses many animals in less than a year

    LAHORE: The Zoo authorities claim to have planned some measures to minimise mortality after the death of many animals in the last seven to eight months...

    In May this year, elephant Suzi died at the Lahore Zoo due to uric acid problem...

  • Zoo animals suffer because of staff shortage, poor sanitation

    KARACHI: The zoo uplift project launched almost a year ago is yet to bring any relief to the animals caged in pathetic conditions at the facility for a long time, a recent visit to the zoo showed...

    “Sanitation conditions at the zoo have gone from bad to worse as there is an acute shortage of sweepers...

  • Peshawar Zoo a death cell for animals

    PESHAWAR: Though the Peshawar Zoo, the first in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was proudly inaugurated by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Feb 22 this year, a life full of misery began for the wild yet helpless animals kept there soon afterward...

    Some disturbing videos of visitors mistreating the caged animals like lion went viral...

  • More than 30 animals die at Peshawar Zoo within three months of inauguration

    More than 30 animals have died in the Peshawar Zoo since it was inaugurated by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in February 2018, an investigation report unearthed on Thursday...

    An investigation committee headed by Additional Secretary Higher Education Kabir Afridi compiled a report probing why the zoo has witnessed so many deaths within three months of its inauguration...

  • IHC forms commission to look after zoo animals

    ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday constituted a commission as an interim arrangement to look after animals caged in Marghazar Zoo...

    According to an order passed by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah: “As an interim arrangement, the affairs of the Marghazar Zoo and its funding shall be supervised and managed by a committee headed by Naheed S...

  • Sit-in staged for review of Mumtaz Qadri’s conviction in Karachi

    KARACHI: An alliance of several religious parties on Friday staged a sit-in at the Numaish traffic intersection, demanding that the government review the death sentence handed down to Mumtaz Qadri, the self-confessed killer of Punjab governor Salman Taseer, and sought his release...

    Holding placards and portraits of Qadri, a large number of people participated in the demonstration that was organised by the alliance of several parties...

  • PTI asks ECP for clarity on delay in Begum Kulsoom's oath-taking in NA

    The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday asked the chief election commissioner (CEC) to clarify the Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) position on Begum Kulsoom Nawaz's delay in taking oath in the National Assembly following her NA-120 by-poll victory nearly three months ago...

    Begum Kulsoom Nawaz contested the NA-120 by-poll in September after her husband, Nawaz Sharif, was disqualified from the seat by the Supreme Court...

  • Begum Kulsoom rushed to hospital, tweets Maryam Nawaz

    Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was taken to the hospital in an emergency last night, Maryam Nawaz tweeted on Wednesday...

    Nawaz Sharif, who was also in London for his spouse's medical treatment, returned to Pakistan on Monday, putting to rest all speculation by political rivals that he would skip the National Accountability Bureau court proceedings against him...

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