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  • Lemur twins born at Karachi zoo

    KARACHI: Clinging tightly, one to the mother’s chest and the other to her back, the tiny lemur twins recently born at the zoo are a source of great attraction for visitors these days...

    The births of the endangered species have somewhat managed to boost the image of the zoo, often criticised for experiencing increased animal mortalities and generally poor upkeep of wildlife species...

  • Rs15m plan to upgrade Karachi zoo approved

    KARACHI: A meeting of the zoo advisory committee on Friday approved a Rs15 million project and decided to seek funds from the provincial government to upgrade the zoo...

    Chaired by Karachi Commissioner Asif Hyder Shah, the meeting also decided to raise the boundary walls of the zoo from 10 feet to 18 feet in order to protect animals from increasing air and noise pollution and ban the use of vehicle horns in the area surrounding the...

  • Five black bucks killed in Karachi zoo; probe ordered

    KARACHI: Five black bucks were mauled to death in their enclosure by stray dogs late Sunday night, sources told Dawn on Monday...

    However, zoo officials called it an ‘accident’ while admitting only three of the mortalities which they blamed on ‘animal infighting’...

  • Karachi zoo officials struggling to save last puma cub

    KARACHI: After the death of its two siblings in less than two weeks, the little surviving puma has become a test case for the zoo staff that remained clueless on Thursday about how one of the cubs recently acquired tetanus and died...

    A visit to the zoo showed that the cub’s death had greatly upset the staff now struggling to take care of the last surviving baby...

  • Mysterious skin infection ails big cats at Karachi zoo

    KARACHI: Having lost their charm and beauty within four years of their arrival at the zoo, Sarah and Alfred, a pair of exotic big cats, now suffer from what appears to be a serious skin infection, a visit to the zoo has revealed...

    The white lions were purchased by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) in 2012 from a private contractor who had brought the pair from South Africa...

  • 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...

    Speaking to Dawn, members of the zoo advisory committee, on condition of anonymity, expressed...

  • Chief minister Sindh launches effort to revive Karachi Zoo

    Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah is working actively to improve the condition of the Karachi Zoo and redesign it, making it more animal-friendly...

    Shah held a meeting early Thursday morning to discuss and finalise plans to restructure the current facility and build better enclosures, one that would resemble the Singapore Zoo, which spans over almost the same square feet area...

  • ‘Give the management of Karachi zoo to experts’

    KARACHI: Increasing concerns over the rights of captive animals have led to major changes at zoos around the world in the last few decades...

    This debate on whether to have or not to have a zoo is very much relevant to Pakistan, a country where animal abuse is rampant, laws on captive animals hardly exist, and living conditions in facilities like the Karachi Zoological Garden are extremely deplorable, to say the least...

  • 971 killed in first six months of 2015 in Karachi

    KARACHI: Over 970 people were murdered in the first half of 2015 — about 57 per cent less than the killings reported during the same period last year, it emerged on Tuesday...

    Know more: With 30-day police powers, Rangers see no time frame for Karachi operationAccording to a report compiled by the Sindh police and submitted to the provincial home department, “The murders and targeted killings in Karachi are all-time lowest...

  • Rangers claim to have arrested 4,074 suspects in Karachi 2015

    KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh claimed to have arrested at least 4,074 suspected criminals during a total number of 2,410 raids and operations conducted during the year 2015...

    Assisting the police in Karachi since 1989 when the Pakistan Peoples Party government in the centre at the time had called in the Rangers and the Frontier Constabulary to curb rising political violence in the metropolis, the paramilitary force started enjoying...

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