A brown bear family sighted in Hundrap, Ghizer
Our Correspondent

Gilgit, June 21: The Snow Leopard Foundation, Pakistan, has said that a family of Brown Bear has been sighted in Hundrap area of Phandar, located in Ghizer District of Gilgit – Baltistan. According to a press statement members of an occupancy survey team sighted the Brown Bear family from an approximate distance of almost 100m.

The site occupancy survey in Pahndar was a two week activity to document occurrence of large carnivores, the press statement states, in which an area comprising of 51 grid cells (5 x 5 km each) were searched by six experienced researchers. The main localities surveyed included Langer, Barsit, Teru, Hundrab, Serbal and Chashi. The presence of brown bear, wolf, fox and ibex was confirmed in different parts of the area through their signs. Sighting of brown bear in Hundrab strengthened the evidences.

Gupis: The surveyors think that the population of the endangered Brown Bear in Hundrap might be very small. PR

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Waterbuck breeds in Safari Park


KARACHI: Waterbuck breeds in Safari Park


KARACHI, Feb 27: For the first time in Pakistan, the African antelope commonly known as waterbuck (Robusiellipiprymnus) has bred in Safari Park of the city government.

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NWFP Wildlife dept recovers three leopard cubs
The News,

PESHAWAR: The NWFP Wildlife department has recovered three leopard cubs from the residents of Abbottabad and Haripur districts and was trying to reunite them with their mothers.

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Wild leopard joins city zoo for breeding
Daily Times,

LAHORE: A young female leopard caught from Kashmir Point in Murree has been brought to the Lahore Zoo for captivity, Lahore Zoo Director Yousaf Pal told Daily Times on Wednesday. Now there were three female leopards in the zoo, he added.

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Dead whale washes ashore at Hawkesbay
By Our Staff Reporter

KARACHI, Jan 16: Body of a whale which had died many days back washed ashore on the Hawkesbay beach early on Sunday morning. Responding to the Dawn queries, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) conservation officer Babar Hussain said that approximately 36-foot-long whale had died of natural cause about 10 to 15 days back.

Dead Humpback Whale at Hawkbay
Body of a whale which had died many days back washed ashore on the Hawkesbay beach.

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US Consulate provides housing facility to the Orphan Snow Leopard Cub

WWF-Pakistan News Release
LAHORE– The US consulate in Islamabad offered the Federal Ministry of Environment a permanent facility to an orphan Snow Leopard cub that was rescued by WWF – Pakistan in July 2005 in a US Zoo. WWF – Pakistan opposes this idea and feels that a permanent facility of this rapidly growing cub should be developed in the Northern Area.

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