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  • TCKP organises safari train trip to historic sites

    PESHAWAR: The Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) on Saturday organised a daylong safari train trip to the historic Attock Khurd, King Akbar Fort and River Indus...

    On the occasion, Aftab Durrani said that tour to Attock Khurd would be arranged twice a month for the public at discounted rates...

  • Concern over financial woes of zoo, Safari Park

    KARACHI: Participants in a meeting held on Tuesday at Karachi University (KU) expressed serious concerns about the financial crisis being faced by the Karachi zoo and Safari Park though they generate large yearly revenues...

    During the discussion on the last meeting’s minutes, it was pointed out that feed contractors had served multiple notices to the respective administrations of the zoo and Safari Park, warning the discontinuation...

  • TCKP arranges safari train trip for transgender persons

    PESHAWAR: The Tourism Corporation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the time in the history of the province organised a daylong safari train trip from Peshawar to Attock Khurd for the local transgender persons on Tuesday...

    “We provided transgender persons with a unique and perhaps the first-ever opportunity to go on train safari and know about the rich heritage of the province,” Hayat Ali Shah, senior general manager, told journalists as the...

  • Safari animals being vaccinated after four TB deaths

    KARACHI: A major drive is under way at Safari Park to check the spread of tuberculosis that has killed four animals in recent weeks, it emerged on Thursday...

    Senior veterinarian and additional director of Safari Dr Kazim Hussain confirmed to Dawn that three black bucks and a spotted deer died of the disease a month ago...

  • Safari train tours from Peshawar to Attock Khurd

    Previously these tours were arranged for a select group of people who were invited to travel on the train...

    The British established the North Western Railway Attock Khurd Resort as a popular fishing spot and hunting ground for black partridge and wild fox...

  • Large enclosure at Safari brings happiness to Malika and Sonu

    Now, they often flap their ears and produce calls that indicate their happiness,” Raju Nashman, the elephant caretaker at the Safari Park, tells Dawn how living in a larger area has positively affected the behaviour of these large mammals, earlier kept in a smaller space...

    The two pairs of elephants that were brought to Karachi from Tanzania about six years ago had been confined to small spaces at the zoo and Safari for four...

  • Body to decide fate of four sick lions at Zoo Safari

    LAHORE: The Lahore Zoo Safari, Raiwind Road, management committee has formed a four member panel to look into the possibility of destroying four partially paralysed lions at the park, officials told Dawn...

    The officials said owing to unavailability of any pedigree details of these sick lions the experts could not determine any particular reason for their condition...

  • TCKP organises safari train tour to Attock Khurd

    PESHAWAR: The Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP), in collaboration with the Pakistan Railways and a private tour operator, Sehrai Tours, on Monday organised a daylong safari train tour from Peshawar to Attock Khurd in commemoration of the Allama Iqbal Day...

    The Abbasin Train Safari was a study and fun-filled tour that was enjoyed by the 70 students from different schools of Peshawar, according to a press release...

  • Zoo, Safari Park get financial powers

    KARACHI: A major obstacle to upkeep of the Karachi Zoological Garden and Safari Park for a long time was removed on Monday when the city’s commissioner, who also held additional charge of KMC administrator, approved award of financial powers to the administrations of both facilities...

    The decision, sources said, had come in the backdrop of longstanding financial crisis the zoo and Safari administrations were facing in paying off dues...

  • Bangladesh tries to move stranded elephant to safari park

    A GROWN Indian elephant that washed up in a swamp in Bangladesh after being caught up in raging floodwaters has become a jumbo problem for wildlife officials on both sides of the border...

    Tapan Kumar Dey, a retired forest conservator, said wildlife workers tranquilised the elephant on Sunday to bring him closer to a highway to truck it to a safari park outside Dhaka...

  • 19 births at Safari park this year

    KARACHI: The year has begun with good news at the Safari park which has seen 19 births over the past few weeks, a visit to the facility showed on Saturday...

    Five babies were born in the Sindh ibex family while two in the urial herd, both highly endangered species,” said senior vet and additional director of Safari Park Dr Kazim Hussain...

  • CDA has money to build Safari Park

    ISLAMABAD: CDA mandarins have decided to build a Safari Park of “international standard” inside the F-9 Fatima Jinnah Park, and allocated an “initial amount” of Rs400 million for the 100-acre amusement park...

    Their decision, taken in a meeting held on Wednesday under CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal, sounded amusing for two reasons: citizens of Islamabad believe their elected councillors would be running the affairs of the city, and two,...

  • Nilgai, blackbucks, spotted deer become surplus at Safari

    KARACHI: Some of the spotted deer, nilgai and blackbucks at Safari Park may find a way to their natural habitat in different parts of Sindh as their number has increased to 269 after the birth of 16 animals at the facility in recent weeks...

    It emerged during a visit to Safari Park on Saturday that one spotted deer was born at the facility just a few days ago, while 11 nilgai and four blackbucks were born over the past two months... ...

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