Zebra Kicks Giraffe to Death at Lahore Zoo

Posted on January 9, 2009
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The phase of unrest and ‘zulm’ that Pakistani society is passing through, now seems to have made inroads in the Animal Kingdom.

Three precious animals have died in Lahore area zoos in the past 1 week and from news it looks like all deaths were preventable. A giraffe, a Bengal tiger and a neel gaaye (an antelope) are those who lost their lives.

Following two news have appeared in national press which give details of these accidents.

(1) Daily Times of January 2, 2009

A zebra attacked a female giraffe in the city zoo on Thursday afternoon and killed it in presence of zoo staff and dozens of visitors. According to sources, three giraffe, a male and two females, were imported from Australia in 2007 at a cost of Rs 7.4 million and were kept in one compound without keeping in view the risk factors.

On Thursday, a zebra attacked the giraffe and kicked it to death. The zoo staff was also present, but could not do anything to save the animal. An inquiry committee has been set up to investigate the incident. It will present its report to the Wildlife Department director general in a couple of days. aaj kal report

(2) The Daily Jang – Web Update, January 9, 2009

After eating the meat of a dead antelope (neel gaaye), the Bengal Tiger of the Woodland Zoo located on Raiwind Road Lahore also died. Earlier the neel gaaye had died after being bitten by some poisonous insect. The staff of the zoo used dead neel gaaye’s meat to feed the Bengal Tiger who also died after eating the meat. The deputy director of Woodland Park claims tiger did not die because of eating ‘neel gaaye’s meat. They will conduct post mortem to find out the exact cause of tiger’s death. The exact news as it appeared in jang is below:

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29 responses to “Zebra Kicks Giraffe to Death at Lahore Zoo”

  1. sidra says:

    always keep animals of different species in separate enclousers, especially when females are pregnant or have young ones.
    Always check food medically before serving animals,so endangered species can survive.\
    THANKS

  2. Yaseen says:

    Very funny stories. Also sad.

    I have not been to Lahore Zoo in ages, but remember it as a great treat to go to when I was young. Has anyone been there recently. How is it now?

  3. Zia Ahmed says:

    laughed at Umar Shah, Thanks God zaraffah ka talluq kisi siyasi party say nahi tha, otherwise 3 din ki stike ho jati! !

  4. Umar Shah says:

    Bechaara Zarraffa, do latti kha kay zillat ki maut mara gya. Allah usay jannat ata karay. That may be a better option for the poor animal. Zebray ka talluq kisi siyaasi yah mazhabi party say to nahi tha?

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