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Call to probe death of four cubs at Marghazar Zoo

By our correspondents
July 13, 2017

Islamabad :The conservationists have demanded of the concerned authorities to launch a comprehensive inquiry into the deaths of four cubs of lion at the Marghazar Zoo due to lack of proper facilities and inefficiency of the health workers.

Ahtisham Gardezi, a conservationist, said if the administration of the Maraghzar Zoo has no proper arrangements to take care of highly precious animals then it should have shifted newly born cubs and lioness to some other place.

"It is not an excuse that they have tried their best to save lives of the cubs because if you don't have capacity and facilities then how could you do all this. We see that endangered species and precious animals die in this zoo every year but no one has taken notice of it," he said.

It is pertinent to mention here that a few days before Eidul Fitr, the lioness gave birth to four cubs but all of them have died due to illness. Some zoo officials have alleged that negligence is a major factor in the death of zoo animals, with over a dozen animals dying in the last two years.

Asad Gohar, a resident of Islamabad, said every time when precious animal dies in the Islamabad Zoo the concerned authorities launch investigation but they have seen no result of any of such investigations, adding "If you can't take care of precious and endangered species then please don't bring them to this zoo for their ultimate death."

MCI: Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) and Sejong Special Self Governing City of Korea signed letter of Intent LoI) for friendship and Cooperation between the two cities.

Mayor of Islamabad Sheikh Anser Aziz signed the letter on behalf of MCI while Dr. Choon-hee LEE, Mayor of Sejong Special Self Governing City, Republic of Korea, signed the letter on behalf of Sejong city.