Senators ask mayor to protect zoo animals

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Monday directed Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz to take steps to protect animals in Islamabad zoo. The Senate committee, which met at the Parliament House with Senator Rehman Malik in the chair, also discussed the alarming death of animals in Marghazar Zoo and its poor condition.News Report in […]

Elephants – from cells to sanctuaries

Guest post by Naeem Sadiq. Having been chained for 20 years, sale ‘Saheli’ the female elephant of Islamabad zoo could no longer bear the ordeal of life in confinement, standing in one posture, infections in her feet and agony in her soul. She died on May 1, 2012. The six remaining elephants, thinly spread in […]

Zoo compromises on feed for turtles, crocs

Faiza Ilyas in DAWN: KARACHI: Water birds, online turtles and crocodiles at the zoo have not been properly fed for the past few months apparently because the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has not paid dues to contractors despite earning millions of rupees every year from the facility, clinic it emerged on Saturday. More here.

Do we really need zoos?

Back in 2009, link DAWN had a wonderful editorial about the poor state of zoos in Pakistan. According to them: WILD animals, sickness if they are bred in captivity or made captive through some cruel stroke of fate, price ought to be given sanctuary. They need to live in an environment that at least resembles […]

Clean-up mission: Renovation of the Karachi zoo

Report in The Express Tribune: KARACHI: The Karachi zoo will be cleaned and renovated after this Ashura, story announced Shaukat Zaman, for sale a health director, buy on Saturday. He had gone to inspect the zoo, along with the zoo’s director, Mazhar Khan, on the directives of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed.

Meeting with Karachi Administrator about Zoo Management

On Thursday, December 1, 2011, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation called a meeting with relevant stakeholders to discuss the setting up of a management committee for the Karachi Zoo to oversee its policy matters. The need for a public-private partnership was stressed in order to improve conditions for the animals at the zoo. The meeting minutes […]