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  • Mansoor Qazi replaces Zaidi as Karachi Zoo director.
  • A uncommon white lion in Karachi Zoo had died after his lungs reportedly stopped working on account of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Karachi Zoo director Khalid Hashmi has been dismissed from his place and changed by Mansoor Qazi after the dying of a uncommon white lion on the zoo, Geo Information reported Thursday.

The lion had died on Wednesday after his lungs reportedly stopped working on account of pulmonary tuberculosis.

The directives for Hashmi’s removing from the put up have been issued by Metropolitan Commissioner Afzal Zaidi.

In the meantime, the commissioner additionally issued a notification for Qazi’s appointment as Karachi Zoo’s new director.

In keeping with the notification, Qazi — who has served as Karachi Zoo director earlier — has been appointed once more, however briefly.

Karachi Zoo director dismissed after rare white lions death

Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab mentioned he was saddened to be taught concerning the dying of the white lion.

He mentioned that the lion was “ailing for 10 days”.

Uncommon white lion dies at Karachi Zoo

Karachi Metropolitan Company Spokesman Ali Hassan Sajid had mentioned that the lion, aged 14 to fifteen years, had been sick for the final 13 days and was affected by pulmonary TB. The animal was being handled by veterinarians however he couldn’t get better and died.

A staff of veterinarians carried out an post-mortem on the lion and picked up particulars concerning the sickness and dying.

In keeping with veterinarians, the lion additionally had pneumonia and the lion’s lungs had stopped working.

The lion, which was of a breed that’s going extinct on this planet, was imported from Africa for Rs10 million in 2012 to be dropped at Karachi Zoo.

Karachi Zoo restores provide of meals to animals

It’s pertinent to say right here that the availability of animal meals had been suspended by the contractor accountable for holding the zoo animals fed.

Nevertheless, the availability was restored quickly after.

The contractor had claimed that the Karachi municipal authorities have not paid him for months.

“The administration hasn’t paid since February 2021,” contractor, Amjad Mehboob mentioned.

The matter was dropped at the fore after a video exhibiting a lion in Karachi Zoo in “awful shape” went viral on social media.

Nevertheless, Hashmi had refuted the studies circulating on social media, saying that the “zoo’s storage room has enough stocks of animal food.”

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