Last surviving lion of Rawalpindi wildlife park dies

The lion lost his life as a result of extreme heat and from eating low-quality meat


Web Desk May 21, 2015
Representational image. PHOTO: AFP

RAWALPINDI: The last surviving lion at Rawalpindi’s Lohi Bher Wildlife Park in passed away on Thursday, Express News reported.

The lion lost his life as a result of extreme heat and after eating low-quality meat.

Lohi Bher Wildlife Park is one of the biggest wildlife parks of Pakistan, encompassing 687 acres.

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As of late, zoo commissioners in the country have been meeting various stakeholders for the uplift of zoos in the country, while officials seem indifferent to the tasks being assigned to them.

Chairing the fifth advisory committee meeting for the uplift of zoos and Safari Parks on Friday, Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui directed all officials to expedite work at Karachi zoo.

“You must keep your word and fulfill your promises,” he reminded them, expressing concerns over the slow progress.

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“You had to build a souvenir shop here but haven’t taken up the initiative as yet,” he said, addressing the administration. He was unhappy that the administration had not developed a website of the facility.

He also took to task the Sindh wildlife department for failing to take action against the illegal trade of wild animals. “Take action immediately or let me know if I should do it myself,” he told the wildlife representative, Mumtaz Ali Soomro.

COMMENTS (6)

Rawalpindi | 6 years ago | Reply It is sad news and Rawalpindi govt should take care of wild life parks.
Motiwala | 6 years ago | Reply @Explorer: Believed every word you wrote.
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