WWF-P Chitral rescued Himalayan Lynx (lynx isabellinus) from Chitral
by Kashif Ahmad March 04, 2013
The WWF-Pakistan Chitral have finally succeeded in capturing of a Lynx that injured two children and several cattle in Chuenj village of Chitral Pakistan.
CHITRAl : WWF-Pakistan Official sources said that after it injured two children and many cattle in Village Chuenj of Mustuj. According to Mr. Shafiqullah Khan Field Biologist associated with WWF-Pakistan the species was Lynx lynx isabellinus known as “Doorchon” in local language which is found in the forest of Chitral. 45 depredation cases of livestock from various localities of Mustuj have been recorded” said Juma Khan a local of Chenju. Mr. Nyazuddin an Official of Livestock department chitral confirmed that the health of the species is stable. Later on WWF-Pakistan and Local wildlife department officials released the species in Chitral Gol National Park.
Shahzad Kashif, KP Chitral Pakistan, 17200
Photo Credit Hamid Ahmad - WWF - Pakistan
Sick or neglected?: A star dies at Marghazar Zoo
By Maha Mussadaq
Published: May 2, 2012
She was like my own child, cried Faiz Mohammad who took care of Saheli since she was one. The 22-year-old elephant died at Marghazar Zoo on Tuesday morning.
Saheli came to the zoo in 1991, a gift from the Sri Lankan government. She was brought to partner with Kaavan, a male elephant who has been here for 27 years.
Mohammad, who has worked at the zoo for 35 years, wiped his tears, “I have been taking care of her ever since she was brought here; she was just one-year-old.”
According to Mohammad, Saheli was injured a few days ago and was in a lot of pain. Her movement slowed down and she began limping on occasion. “When we noticed she was hurt, we immediately had the doctors come to examine her.”
Two doctors have been coming to check and treat her for the past two days. “I do not think there was any mistake made in her treatment, but I still don’t know the cause of her death,” he said, taking breaks to compose himself.
Faiz Muhammad crying besides Saheli’s body. PHOTO: FILE, ONLINE
Elephant in Marghazar zoo dies: Saheli to reappear in bones
From the Newspaper | Ikram Junaidi | 2 days ago
ISLAMABAD: Saheli, the female elephant in the city’s Marghazar Zoo, died on Tuesday, leaving her male mate Kawan, who kept watch on her as she writhed in pain in one of her legs for two weeks, all alone.
Zoo staff found it too unwieldy to transport her carcass to the Veterinary Laboratory at Chak Shahzad for the postmortem to determine the real cause of her death. So, the staff packed the carcass in ice for vets to conduct postmortem on Wednesday.
Zoo workers cover the body of Saheli, the female elephant which died in Manghazar zoo, Islamabad. - Online
‘Saheli’ dies at Marghazar Zoo
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
The Marghazar Zoo Tuesday lost one of its few main attractions, the female elephant fondly called ‘Saheli,’ allegedly due to negligence of its attendants and staff.
The female elephant died at a young age of 22, while the lifespan of an elephant is the same as that of human beings.
Sources said that the female elephant might have been poisoned because of politics in the zoo. However, Director Wildlife and Zoo Sajjad Shah said that it was premature to say anything final about the cause of its death. “We have sent samples taken from the body of the elephant to the National Veterinary Laboratory to ascertain causes of its death,” he said.
Saying goodbye: 22-year-old Saheli passes away at Islamabad zoo
By Maha Mussadaq
Published: May 1, 2012
ISLAMABAD: A 22-year-old elephant gifted by the Sri Lanka government to Pakistan in 1991 passed away at Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad on Tuesday.
The elephant, named Saheli, had been brought to Pakistan to be partnered with a male elephant named Kaavan when she was one-year-old.
Faiz Mohammad, the caretaker of the elephants, wiped his tears as he narrated the story of losing Saheli. “I have been taking care of her ever since she was a year old,” he said. “She was like my own child.”
Loss of a leopard
Published: May 3, 2012
Villagers in Battal, lying on the outskirts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s (AJK) capital Muzaffarabad, ruthlessly killed a leopard cub that had invaded their settlement in search of food.
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