Ailing African Elephant ‘Noor Jehan’ has lost her life in Karachi Zoo.
According to statement issued by Karachi Zoo Administration, “The elephant was sick with a fever since yesterday. All-out efforts were made to save her,” the administrator added in a statement about the animal who was suffering from several health issues for the last several days.
“The elephant was sick with a fever since yesterday. All-out efforts were made to save her,” the administrator said in a statement about the animal who was suffering from several health issues for the last several days.
Karachi Zoo Director Kanwar Ayub said the elephant — whose health was deteriorating since November last year — passed away at 11:15am today morning.
The zoo’s director added that the FOUR PAWS team were en route to Pakistan, and they would perform a post-mortem examination on the 17-year-old’s body.
“After the post-mortem examination, we will decide about her burial,” he said, praising the FOUR PAWS team for their efforts in the treatment of the elephant.
In a statement, the zoo’s administration said Noor Jehan was operated upon a few months ago and after the latest one, she faced difficulty in walking.
“A few days ago, Noor Jehan sat down in the pond, but could not get up again,” the administration added.
FOUR PAWS, in a series of tweets, said despite all their tireless efforts and the endless work of the team on-site, they could not get her back on her feet. “She fought for days but succumbed to her critical condition.”
The organisation recommended that Madhubala — the other elephant at the zoo — should be relocated as soon as possible to a species-appropriate place to at least give her a chance at a better life.
It is worth mentioning here that there were four elephants in captivity in Karachi, who are all siblings including three females and a male.
All four African elephants arrived in Pakistan in 2009. Noor Jehan and Madhubala had been moved to the Karachi Zoo, while Malika and Sonu had been taken to the Safari Park.