The Islamabad Wildlife Management Board has lost as many as 513 rare species of the animals and birds from the Marghazar Zoo situated in the capital city of Islamabad.
According to the details, the Islamabad’s zoo had a total of 917 birds and animals, but only 404 were there when the wildlife board of Islamabad counted them after shifting them from the zoo. The species which were lost include chinkara, parakeet, deer and antelope.
It is pertinent to mention here that the wildlife board was moving them over the orders of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued on May 22 to relocate 878 animals.
The details said that a pair of lions died on July 30 while being transferred from the Islamabad’s Marghazar Zoo to a farmhouse in the provincial capital of Punjab, Lahore.
The court has given the custody of the lions to the Khalid Mohiuddin Wildlife Pvt Ltd and it was responsible for the transfer. According to the details, the lioness died on the way to the farmhouse in Lahore and the lion died after reaching the destination.
In this regard, a contempt notice has been issued by the Islamabad High Court to the State Minister for the Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir and other officials of the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board over the deaths of the lions.