Tag: Lahore zoo

Monitoring of Lahore Zoo

In January 2024, the caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi ordered various government departments, including the Intelligence Bureau and Anti-Corruption Establishment, to monitor ongoing construction work at Lahore Zoo and Safari Zoo. He asked them to update his office about the progress on a daily basis, setting a target to complete the Lahore Zoo and […]

Lahore Zoo Faces an Uncertain Future

  An import ban has stopped menageries across the country from bringing in exotic mammals by Asif Mehmood/ Oct 18, 2022 Children offering grass to herbivores in Lahore zoo. Free Entry to Zoo for Students on Sundays The provincial government is creating a portal for selling entry tickets to the zoo online. The government has […]

Animals in Miserable Condition in Pakistani Zoos

The death of a rare breed giraffe at the Lahore Zoo in Feb 2022 has once again highlighted the problems of short-staffing, distressed animals, inadequate facilities – leading to questions like whether it is time to abandon zoos altogether. The autopsy report revealed that the giraffe, which was a resident of the Lahore zoo since […]

Pairing of Animals at Lahore Zoo

Children offering grass to herbivores in Lahore zoo. Government plans to micro-chip all the animals in provincial zoos and wildlife parks for their real-time monitoring.  Breeding of animals is a research driven process in zoos across the globe but it seems that the Lahore zoo has missed the memo on the need for research before […]

3 Lion Cubs Abandoned by Lioness at Lahore Zoo

It has become more or less a common phenomena at the zoo that lionesses after giving birth abandon their cubs. An African lioness who gave birth to three cubs at the Lahore Zoo on May 18, has abandoned the newborns, who are being reared by the zoo staff and vets and are said to be […]

How Lahore Zoo’s oldest bird came alive

Embalmed and breathless, the cassowary is now ready to greet park-goers once again Dubbed as the dinosaurs of the bird world, cassowaries are a species native to Northern Australia, New Guinea, and surrounding islands. Weighing in at close to 150 pounds and stretching to almost six feet at full height, the exotic bird is known […]

Importing Zoo Animals: Punjab Wildlife Department Unable to Secure Permit

The Punjab Wildlife Department has not yet been able to secure a permit from CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) which could cause a delay in importing animals for Lahore Zoo, stated director Hassan Sukhera in April 2018. Previously, the department had decided to allocate Rs 13 […]

Lahore Safari Zoo

As many as 600,000 people visit the Lahore Safari Zoo to witness its popular lion safari. The distinguishing feature of the attraction rests with its 35 subspecies of African lions. The safari located on main Raiwand road has 35 lions of African descent brought in 1982 whereas Royal Bengal Tiger, cheetah and puma have also […]

Why Has UAE PM Gifted 18 Tigers & Cats

The prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has gifted Pakistan 18 big cats. The Al Nakhli Wildlife Centre in Dubai, which houses more than 400 big cats, will donate lions, tigers and other animals to various facilities of the Punjab Wildlife and Parks Department. Among the animals are two male and a female […]