No food shortage for zoo animals: officials

KMC finance department has not paid the contractor since February

Our Correspondent November 24, 2021
Children offering grass to herbivores in Lahore zoo. Government plans to micro-chip all the animals in provincial zoos and wildlife parks for their real-time monitoring. PHOTO: APP


The contractor responsible for feeding the animals kept at the Karachi Zoological Garden has resumed food supply to animals on Tuesday, a day after he had stopped giving food to the zoo inmates over unpaid dues.

Contractor Amjad Mehboob told The Express Tribune that KMC finance department has not paid him since February. A meeting was held with the zoo management today and they have assured of clearing the dues by December, Mehboob said.

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Meanwhile Zoo Director Khalid Hashmi said the notice circulating on social media is a fake. "We have a week's supply for zoo animals. KMC spokesperson turned down baseless news circulating about animals at zoo and said that all animals are healthy and being provided proper feed.

On the special directives of Administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab, a team of KMC officers visited Zoo on Tuesday and got information about animal food.


Published in The Express Tribune, November 24th, 2021.


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