Better environment: ‘Animal breeding adds new fellows in Zoo’

By APP
Published: May 1, 2017
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Lahore Zoo Director says captive breeding had led to the birth of 13 lion cubs and so many others during 2015-16. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Lahore Zoo Director says captive breeding had led to the birth of 13 lion cubs and so many others during 2015-16. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: The Lahore Zoo management is fully committed to providing the best environment to the 117 species of 1,100 animals in the park and getting better results, said Lahore Zoo Director Shafqat Ali.

He said captive breeding had led to the birth of 13 lion cubs and so many others during 2015-16 due to a balanced diet, care and a conducive environment in the park.

After a gap of five years, the Lahore Zoo received first breeding of lioness in 2012 due to steps taken in 2011, he said, adding that now dozens of new births in animals, reptiles and birds had been obtained due to providing better pairing and better environment with support of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.

He said: “For the first time in history, the Lahore Zoo got Rs600,000 by selling animals and birds besides receiving a handsome amount due to the adaptation policy introduced by the management.”

Published in The Express Tribune, May 1st, 2017.

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  • Ali S
    May 4, 2017 - 7:29PM

    Good to know that finally at least some zoo in Pakistan trying to change the outdated concept of ‘zoos = animals in cages’ and trying to provide them a better environment – the state of zoos here in Karachi is pathetic, a family outing turns into a depressing showcase of what’s wrong with our society.Recommend

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