Karachi Zoo

The Karachi Zoo, once quite popular among the children of this city for its various species of animals is in a horrible state!! Growing up in this city my childhood memories consist of frequent visits to it to feed the ducks at the pond or take rides on the elephant present there.

I recently tried to impart the same joy on my child but was shocked to see the conditions at the zoo. Most of the cages are empty, the animals having died or are in the process of dying, the shetland ponies present earlier which would give rides to children are also gone. Upon my inquiries i found that the male had passed away upon separation from the female and the female was also sick and being treated.

Worst of all even the cages with animals in them are so dirty that it amounts to cruelty to keep animals in this way. If the Zoo has no resources to import animals why cannot local varieties be introduced? Why can’t the services of sweepers and cleaners be acquired to at least spruce up the place a little?

I appeal to our local government to please see that the Zoo is restored back to its original state. The citizens of Karachi have little in the means of family activities options as it is, please do not take this away from them as well!!!

8 Comments so far

  1. shahjahan on June 16th, 2008 @ 1:30 pm

    I am going to publish an album online soon for the Karachi Zoo. I need ideas to further it.


  2. IUnknown (iunknown) on June 16th, 2008 @ 1:52 pm

    here, humans are treated like animals. I wonder y u went to zoo :)


  3. Ali (retroguy02) on June 17th, 2008 @ 1:38 am

    ^^ well said.. animals generally live a very miserable life in karachi–particularly cart donkeys and horses, there should be someone to stand up for them


  4. expat on June 17th, 2008 @ 5:30 am

    This is not comment about this post, but rather a message to the writers of MB Karachi.

    Can you guys write about the senseless killings in Karachi. People trying to snatch cell phones and killing. Recently my cousin was shot and killed by these people.

    http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=118416

    Can’t something be done about these people. Like forcing the telecom companies to switch off the mobiles which have been stolen or stop the sales of these blood mobile phones.

    I live in States and I visit Karachi almost once or twice a year. My wife is American and since the last year the law and order situation has deteriorated so much there that I do not bring her with me any more. She has visited Karachi 6 or 7 times with me before and enjoys the people and culture.

    We have degenerated to this animal behavior and do not give second thought about killing a human being.


  5. sceptic on June 17th, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

    Faisal K. Wrote: "…the female was also sick and being treated." Exactly. And the Zoo is called Islamic Republic of Pakistan.


  6. zoovisitor on June 17th, 2008 @ 7:12 pm

    Zoo and Aquarium Visitor .

    http://www.zandavisitor.com .

    Great place for zoo and aquarium visitors.


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