Newly-arrived female giraffe dies

Giraffes cost total of Rs19.9 million and were kept in quarantine

Our Correspondent June 30, 2018

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

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

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“Today, one female giraffe stopped eating and eventually died,” he said. He added that another giraffe will be replaced in the near future. The giraffes, which cost a total of Rs19.9 million, were been 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.  

Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2018.


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