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Three blue bulls died at the Islamabad Zoo in one week

The cause of death has yet to be ascertained

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January 4, 2019


Empty cages and lone animals paint a picture of despair at Karachi’s zoos

Animals continue to suffer as the government turns a blind eye towards the zoos in Garden and Landhi-Korangi

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December 8, 2018


China zoo-goers kill kangaroo by throwing bricks at it for ‘reaction’

Visitors to a zoo in southeastern China killed one kangaroo and injured another by throwing bricks at them in an attempt to get a reaction from the big marsupials, state media reported. A 12-year-old female kangaroo suffered a severely injured foot when it was struck by bricks and concrete chunks on February 28 at the…

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April 20, 2018


Of German Shepherds, macaws and horses: Pet show enthralls Karachiites

Report by: Shahjahan Khurram and Nasir Ahmed Photography by: Nasir Ahmed KARACHI: Denizens were quite thrilled to attend the Pet Show event held at the Creek Club on Saturday. Needless to say, animal lovers showed up in huge numbers at the venue, thronging the stalls and the open area with their pets. The food stalls…

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February 4, 2018


African donkeys are being stolen and killed for China

Donkeys awaiting slaughter at the Goldox Donkey Slaughterhouse in Kenya. As manufacturers of a traditional Chinese medicine struggle to meet rising demand, they are looking to developing countries for donkey hides. Credit: Rachel Nuwer NAIROBI, Kenya: “This is the spot,” said Morris Njeru, gazing down at a tangled patch of farmland where he recently found…

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January 2, 2018


Scotland bans use of wild animals in travelling circuses

NEWS DESK: Scotland has banned the use of wild animals in circuses, becoming the first of the UK’s nations to do so, reported The Independent. Under new legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament, travelling circuses that use wild animals will be banned from entering the country. The bill was introduced by Roseanna Cunningham, Scotland’s Environment…

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December 22, 2017


Leopard killed in ‘territorial fight’ in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: A sub-adult male leopard was found dead in Jhalana jungle on Tuesday. Wildlife officials suspect it fell from a cliff during a territorial fight, reported Times of India. According to a forest official, the body that was found near the Jawahar Nagar Bypass area was two days old. “Primia facia, it appears the leopard…

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December 6, 2017


Video: Humans acting worse than ‘gadhas’

NEWS DESK: Animal rights abuse is rampant in Pakistan. Gadhay ko bus par ladnay walay gadhay!#Disgusting — Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) November 10, 2017 Two men can be seen loading a donkey tied with a rope on the top of a bus. It’s almost like a fun game for them. Watch here:

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November 10, 2017


Shocking image of black rhino killed by poachers wins Wildlife Photograph of the Year

NEWS DESK: A shocking photo of a rhinoceros that was slaughtered for its horns has been named Wildlife Photograph of the Year 2017, reported The Independent. The image was taken by South African photographer Brent Stirton in the luhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve in north-eastern South Africa. It shows a black rhino slumped in the mud…

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October 19, 2017


Italian fashion house Gucci to go fur-free in 2018, says CEO

NEWS DESK: Gucci will go fur-free next year and auction off all its remaining animal fur items, the Italian fashion house’s president and CEO Marco Bizzarri has announced, reported The Guardian. The changes will come into force with the brand’s spring-summer 2018 collection, Bizzarri said during a talk at the London College of Fashion. Gucci’s…

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October 16, 2017


‘Lion Man’ arrested in Karachi

The man who used to roam around in the streets of Federal B Area with a lion cub was arrested. Malik Saqlain was arrested by the police on the directives of the home minister. The Azizabad police registered a case against the suspect over negligence and spreading fear and panic. The cub is being kept…

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June 15, 2017


Indian police clips arrested ‘spy’ pigeon’s wings to prevent return to Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Indian security agencies, suspicious of the ‘spy’ pigeon that reportedly flew from Pakistan into India, clipped the bird’s wings to prevent it from flying back to Pakistan, sources report. “The wings of the pigeon have been clipped to ensure the suspected spy does not fly back to Pakistan,” a senior Punjab police official…

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October 14, 2016


Roaring cuteness: More lions for the pride at Lahore Zoo

Three more bundles of cuteness have been added to the pride of lions currently caged at the Lahore Zoo. Watching the little lions hop around is an absolute joy. For more details on how the lions are being kept at the recreational facility, watch this report…

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October 5, 2016


Orphaned baby Koala finds fluffy toy friend

SYDNEY: An orphaned baby koala in Australia has found solace cuddling a fluffy toy marsupial in the absence of his mother as he recovers from the trauma of her death. Nine-month-old Shayne’s mother was recently hit and killed by a car in Queensland state as he clung to her back. Rescuers found the joey had…

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September 19, 2016


Gem of a bull: Islamabad’s “Heera” goes on sale

This is no ordinary bull. This is “Heera”, meaning diamond in English. Heera’s owner says the bull is the twinkle of his eye and has been raised with a kingly diet. Heera has many buyers but only a special few realize his worth. For more details, watch this report…

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September 7, 2016


Cow with an attitude goes on sale in Multan

Though her name is Bulbul, she acts like anything but a peaceful bird. This cow white skin has gained her a large number of fan following in Multan, but her attitudes keeps her ‘suitors’ on the fence, quite literally. To see this ice queen in action, watch this report…  

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September 6, 2016


Cambodia seizes 600 kilograms of ivory from Africa

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA: Cambodian customs Friday seized more than 600 kilograms of illegal ivory in a container packed with corn that had languished unclaimed at a port for two years after being shipped from Africa. The haul was made after officials decided to open the container, which had been left at the southwestern port of…

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August 5, 2016


Kaavan soon to breathe the smell of freedom

  ISLAMABAD: The ordeal of a 31-year-old Asian elephant struggling to survive in Islamabad Zoo is about to come to an end. A senate committee recommended Monday to move Kaavan to Srilanka or any suitable sanctuary abroad. The Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat discussed the issue of Kaavan on the directions of Senate Chairman…

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July 26, 2016


Kuwait to deport ‘drug addict’ monkey

KUWAIT: A newspaper in Kuwait reported the country will be deporting a monkey to its home country Indonesia after it was found to be taking drugs. Police found the Orangutan while investigating a site of an accident. The animal’s owner, who was involved in the crash, was also under the influence of drugs. “Police questioning the owner after…

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July 26, 2016


Hunt for endangered blue whale caught in fishing line continues

Rescuers in California are hunting for a blue whale that has been caught in fishing line for a second day Tuesday, after efforts to disentangle it Monday failed. Staff from Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Safari spotted the creature on the first trip of the day at the start of the week, according to the…

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June 30, 2016


American pop icon Cher aims to free lonely, chained elephant in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The plight of a lonely elephant in a Pakistani zoo has inspired help from pop icon Cher, who has sent a representative to oversee improvements in his living conditions. Cher first became aware of 29-year-old Kavaan’s plight when pictures of the elephant in chains with only a dilapidated shed for shelter and a small,…

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June 25, 2016