The ambassador of Brazil to Pakistan, Alfredo Leoni, visited the Ayub National Park at the invitation of Army Heritage Foundation Director General Brigadier (r) Waqar Gull.
It may be recalled here that in September 2010 the Government of Brazil, through Pakistan Embassy in Brazil, had donated tigresses to the Army Heritage Foundation for the Jungle World Zoo at Rawalpindi. Since then, the already present male white tiger in the zoo, named Umeed , has fathered six offspring, two from Sasha female tigress in February, and four from Polly , another female tigress in June 2011.
The ambassador appreciated the Army Heritage Foundation s efforts directed towards caring and upbringing of the animals at this critical infancy stage of their lives and also praised the manner in which the animals were housed in environment depicting their natural habitat. While appreciating the cleanliness standard of Ayub National Park and Jungle World Zoo, the ambassador also offered to facilitate acquisitioning of different species of birds from Brazil, if required, which would add to the existing birds variety in Jungle World Zoo for the benefit of visitors to the facility.