Islamabad’s Marghazar Zoo’s two Himalayan brown bears are all set to fly to Jordan in 10 days, whereas Kaavan, the zoo’s lone elephant, is anticipated to depart for Cambodia by the tip of November.
Based on experiences, Islamabad Wildlife Administration Board (IWMB) Chairman Dr Anisur Rehman has stated that the 2 bears, together with their import and export permits, are prepared. He stated that he’s assured that the bears will obtain higher psychological and bodily therapy within the sanctuary overseas.
“The bear sanctuary is taken care of by the (Jordanian) king’s aunt, Princess Alia, and he or she has given us an import allow inside a day,” shared Dr Rehman.
Dr Rehman additionally shared that they’ve additionally obtained the import allow for Kaavan which suggests the Cambodian authorities is prepared to just accept and introduce the 45-year-old elephant into one among its sanctuaries.
“That is the primary time that animals from Pakistan are being taken overseas for relaxation and recreation and well being restoration,” Dr Rehman shared, including: “The federal government realises that animals want first-class consideration, which these captive animals will obtain.”
Nonetheless, the bears will not be being moved to Jordan completely. Based on Dr Rehman, the bears will probably be flown again to Islamabad as soon as they’ve totally recovered and their enclosures at Islamabad Zoo are prepared. Animals on the Islamabad Zoo are being relocated to momentary sanctuaries after the Islamabad Excessive Courtroom (IHC) dominated that the zoo just isn’t match sufficient for them and lacks the required services.
Each the Himalayan brown bears endure from psychological issues attributable to residing in a substandard enclosure, with the feminine present process main surgical procedure attributable to her crucial situation. This was additionally the rationale why sanctuaries inside Pakistan refused to take them in.
In the meantime, Mates of Islamabad Zoo (FIZ), who’ve been campaigning for the animals, appreciated the choice to maneuver the bears to Jordan. In a notice posted to social media, they addressed those that stated that the bears ought to have been moved to a neighborhood sanctuary as an alternative of a global one.
“Each the bears don’t have any enamel and have been depending on people since start,” wrote the animal rights physique. “They will be unable to outlive wild within the Deosai Plains and can want fixed care.”
“Apart from that from what we had been instructed, Deosai now has 76 bears and including two bears with no expertise of residing with different bears gained’t be capable of survive and can must be stored confined.”
FIZ stated that Al Ma’wa for Nature and Wildlife is the best place for the 2 bears as a result of it’s situated 3500 toes above sea stage, double the peak of Islamabad and is climatically suited to Himalayan brown bears. They added that their services are top-class and the bears will probably be properly taken care of there.