Tag: Animals in Pakistan

Lahore Zoo Animals Contract Blood Parasite Disease

In September 2023, the outbreak of the African Trypanosomiasis, a vector-borne parasitic disease among various herbivores and carnivores, which targets their blood and other vital organs like the liver, lungs and stomach, has raised concerns among veterinary experts, who fear for the lives of the animals stuck in captivity. “Many animals including lions, tigers, Urials […]

41 Parrots Worth Rs 2 Million Stolen in Karachi

Although parrots are now becoming rare, bird lovers breed them to save the specie from extinction. Approximately 41 valuable parrots, with an estimated worth exceeding Rs 2 million, were stolen from the residence of a retired Deputy Inspector General (DIG). Upon receiving the information, the police promptly arrived at the scene to initiate an investigation […]

Wildlife Department Staff Beaten Up in Karachi

In Oct 2023, a wildlife department raid at the Bird Market in Saddar turned nasty when the shopkeepers confronted the officials with sticks forcing them to flee. According to Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD) Administrator, Mumtaz Soomro, a team of the department went to the Bird Market located near Empress Market in Saddar, to search for a few […]

Four Black Deer Missing from Jallo Park in Lahore

In Jan 2024, the search for four precious and rare black deer, missing from Jallo Wildlife Park in Lahore for the past four days, continues without any breakthrough. Details emerging from the investigation indicate that on the night of January 11 and 12, seven valuable black deer were stolen from Jallo Wildlife Park. While the […]

Gharial’ Crocodiles Discovered in the Sutlej River

The Punjab Wildlife Department has uncovered evidence of the presence of the endangered gharial (gavial) crocodile species in the River Sutlej. A survey team, in June 2023, reported the existence of approximately 10 gharials, including six baby crocodiles, residing in the Ganda Singhwala area of the river. The revelation follows a viral online video featuring […]

Chiltan Ibex Goat Back from Brink of Extinction

Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park is the only place in the world where the Chiltan ibex can be found. Once reduced to just a few hundred, the population of a rare wild goat found in southwestern Pakistan has shown a gradual increase over the past five years despite the persistent threats of climate change and poaching. Located […]

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 […]

Controversy Over the Islamabad Zoo Continues

Friday Times/ Feb 2024/ Rina S. Khan The world over the trend is to decommission old zoos and not set up any new zoo. After all, we are living in the era of climate change, which is currently threatening a growing number of species, as a recent update of the International Union of Conservation of […]

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. […]