Category: Animals in Pakistan

Punjab Wildlife Rescue Force

The Punjab government has decided to establish a Wildlife Rescue Force. It will consist of trained personnel, veterinary ambulances, doctors, and rescue vehicles. In the first phase, wildlife rescue units will be established in Lahore, Khanewal, and Rawalpindi. Punjab Senior Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has urged legislation regarding the possession of tigers, leopards, and wild cats […]

Need to Invest in the Veterinary Sector

Vets and animal experts from the FOUR PAWS International, perform dental procedure of a 16 year-old elephant, Madhubala, at the zoo in Karachi, Pakistan August 17, 2022. Stressing the need to invest in the veterinary sector, a welfare organisation has estimated that about 60 per cent old and 75% emerging infectious diseases are caused by […]

Lion on Shahrahe Faisal in Karachi

Lion wandering down Sharae Faisal on August 29, 2023. In August 2023, the owner of the lion caught roaming on Sharae Faisal got bail from the South district court against a bail bond of Rs 200,000. “I don’t want the lion, court may handover its custody to anyone it deems fit,” Shamsul Haq stated before […]

Lion Recovered from a Residence in Lahore

Punjab wildlife officials have recovered an African lion from the residence of a Tiktoker in Lahore. The lion has been safely relocated to Wildlife Jallo Park under the custody of Punjab Wildlife authorities. The Tiktoker in question, identified as Khurram Gujjar, had shared a video featuring himself and an African lion on social media, prompting […]

Grey Langur Escapes Sukkur Rehabilitation Center

Grey langur that escaped from the rehabilitation centre in Sukkur jumps tree to tree to avoid recapture. The Northern Gray Langur, also known as the Hanuman langur, escaped a rehabilitation centre in Sukkur late in Feb 2024. The Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD) rescue workers were actively engaged in attempts to catch the animal, which was […]

Caught After Showing Off Tiger on Tik-Tok

Wildlife authorities have issued a stern warning to those who bring wild animals, including tigers and lions, to political rallies. Tik-Tokers who filmed Bengal tigers in public spaces have drawn the attention of Punjab Wildlife authorities. Following the viral video on social media, Punjab Wildlife swiftly intervened, recovering the tiger and placing it in custody. […]

Hunters & Poachers Arrested in Rawalpindi

The Punjab Wildlife Protection Department issued 1,242 challans against illegal poachers in Rawalpindi district in 2023. The department captured and released 10,000 wild birds and 40 wild animals and issued Rs14.202 million fine to illegal hunters in 2023. A Rawalpindi court also imposed Rs 37,000 fine on illegal poachers. The department issued 5,507 challans and […]

Bengal Tiger Shifted to South Africa

A Bengal tiger rescued in Islamabad over two years ago was successfully relocated to a sanctuary in South Africa this week. “Baboo” was four months old when he was found by Pakistani wildlife authorities at a vet’s office in Islamabad on December 7, 2022. He had severe malnourishment and over 10 bone fractures and has […]