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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...

  • Zoo animals’ death: IHC issues show-cause notices to minister, officials

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday issued show-cause notices to Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul, prime minister’s special assistant Malik Amin Aslam, the federal secretary of the ministry, inspector general forest and secretaries of the forest and wildlife departments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in contempt proceedings over death of and cruel treatment to animals of Maraghazar Zoo...

    The IHC chief...

  • ‘Zoo animals have not adapted to surviving in the wild’

    ISLAMABAD: Zoo animals have not adapted to survive against predators, compete for food against other members of the same species or combat the weather and diseases on their own, a wildlife expert has said...

    “Releasing zoo-kept animals into the wild is perhaps the quickest way to ensure that these animals will die,” Zohare Shariff, an expert on captive wildlife management, said in a letter to the Islamabad Capital Territory...

  • 44 Marghazar Zoo animals temporarily shifted to Ayub Park

    RAWALPINDI: A total of 44 animals have been temporarily moved from Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad to Jungle Kingdom in Ayub Park until the animal sanctuary in the capital is completed...

    Army Heritage Foundation Director General retired Brig Mohammad Asif Akhtar said that 44 animals have been brought to Jungle Kingdom, where they will be looked after under the supervision of veterinary doctors...

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