Karachi, January 10, 2018 (PPI-OT):Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar has directed concerned officers to submit report on the death of a lion in Karachi Zoo on Tuesday. He also directed that full and thorough details about this incident must be provided without delay and said that no negligence or carelessness in taking care of animals and birds kept in the Zoo will be tolerated. Stern action will be taken against the official if he was found indulge in such practice. Meanwhile the Karachi Zoo sources informed that specimen were sent to the local laboratory after carrying out post-mortem of the died animal and the chemical analysis report will be received in 15 to 20 days after which more details will come.

The Director of Karachi Zoo said that two seized lions were shifted to the Karachi Zoo on 19th October 2017 by the Sindh Wildlife Department and Assistant Commissioner Gulshan-e-Iqbal which were brought for circus however one of these lions was not taking his feed properly and the quantity of food taken by him decreased much after 20th December 2017 for which expert consultant Dr. Asma Ghiwala was contacted and she had prescribed few medicines and inclusion of liver in the feed of lion which was provided to him and the lion began taking his feed including meat and liver completely.

On 7th January 2017 the veterinary compounder contacted Dr. Asma again after he found the lion in sick condition and the consultant again prescribed some medicines and the medical treatment of lion was started immediately but the lion died on 9th January. The physical age of the lion is 18 years and the died lion was of 13 years of age. Further details will come after receipt of the post-mortem report.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99232400-01
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Email: administrator@karachicity.gov.pk