More than 500 precious and rare animals and birds are reported missing from the historic ‘Marghzar Zoo’ in Pakistan’s federal capital Islamabad.
The total number of animals and birds at the Islamabad Zoo was 917 in July 2019, consistent with documents from the Municipal Corporation (MCI), the organization that manages the Islamabad Zoo, available to NewsBox.
Recently, when the animals were handed over to Wildlife Management, the entire number dropped to 404.
Thus, in a year, there are 513 animals and birds which haven’t any record. consistent with documents, deer, blue cows, rare breeds of birds including ducks and lots of peacocks weren’t transferred from the Marghzar Zoo to the Wildlife Management Board.
It may be recalled that the Islamabad supreme court had issued orders to the MCI, which runs the zoo’s administrative affairs, handy over all the animals to the Wildlife Management Board and said that arrangements should be made to transfer the animals to safe havens.
Recently, a lion and a tigress died while moving from Islamabad Zoo to Lahore. within the past too, there are reports of neglect in animal care and improper arrangements at the Islamabad Zoo.
Officials of the Municipal Corporation of Islamabad (MCI), which manages the administration of the Islamabad Zoo, seem to be shifting the difficulty to every other.