The Islamabad Zoo will have a pair of tigers and lions soon as the civic agency has allocated funds in the current budget to get the missing animals.
Visitors to the zoo were let down during Eid holidays when they did not find the big cats.
The Islamabad Zoo has been without a lion after its pair of lions died almost four years ago after they had come of age. The only tiger of the zoo also died a few months back after developing a leg fracture.
A senior CDA official claimed that the zoo administration has completed all preparations to get the missing animals including an elephant to pull more and more crowd.
When contacted, CDA Member Environment Mustafeen Kazmi said that talks were under way with Singapore and Sri Lankan governments to purchase the elephant.
Currently, the zoo has one elephant and the other pair was being brought to end its isolation.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2015.