Nine newly-arrived giraffes die in different zoos across Pakistan

Published: June 29, 2018
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Wild animals were brought from South Africa a few days ago. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Wild animals were brought from South Africa a few days ago. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: Nine of the several giraffes, brought from South Africa to different zoos of Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan and Gujranwala have died in the past week.

One of the three giraffes, who were brought to the Lahore Zoo a few days ago, died on Friday.

Lahore Zoo Director Hasan Ali Sukhera said since they were recently brought to the facility they were tired of travelling.

“Today, one female giraffe stopped eating and eventually died,” he said. He added that another giraffe will be replaced in the near future.

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The giraffes, which cost a total of Rs19.9 million, were kept in quarantine.

Under the contract, the payment will only be made if the animals remain in proper health.

Lahore Zoo’s only giraffe died in 2015 and the enclosure has remained empty ever since.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • just_someone
    Jun 30, 2018 - 2:50AM

    For the love of Allah, please stop zoos in Pakistan. The animals are only ill-treated and die because of poor care. Have mercy on them!Recommend

  • Rollin & Trollin
    Jun 30, 2018 - 8:42AM

    Why bother to have zoos if they cannot be properly maintained, like most things, in this country ???Recommend

  • Marianne
    Jun 30, 2018 - 8:44PM

    No more giraffe should be sent to these facilities. Our world has SO few left…to lose 9 like this is gross negligence. Please someone don’t allow this anymore.Recommend

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