Karachi: A seven-member team of international experts reached Karachi for the treatment of an ailing elephant Noor Jahan at Karachi Metropolitan Corporation-run Karachi Zoo.
As per KMC, the experts convened a adetailed meeting with the administrator Karachi Dr.Syed Saif-ur-Rahman and the management of Karachi Zoo on Tuesday.
According to the details, a delegation consisting of experts from Egypt, Bulgaria, Germany and Austria reached the zoo today where they had a detailed discussion with the Administrator Karachi Dr. Syed Saif-ur-Rahman regarding the treatment of the elephant. Director zoo Khalid Hashmi, zoo veterinarian Dr. Aamir Ismail, Abida Raees, director of Pakistan Animal Welfare Society Mahira Umar and other officers were also present.
These experts belong to the animal welfare organization Four Paws and this organization has a global reputation for the care and treatment of animals around the world. Administrator Karachi Dr Syed Saif-ur-Rahman said that all arrangements are complete for treatment, medicines, X-ray, crane and special lighting in the elephant enclosure.
He thanked the team of experts for coming to Pakistan on the invitation of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation for the treatment of Noor Jahan, the elephant. Administrator Karachi said no effort will be spared in the care and treatment of the animals present in Karachi Zoo.
Dr. Amir Al-Khalili, the head of the team, while speaking, expressed his satisfaction with the arrangements and said that on Wednesday he will start the regular treatment of elephant Noor Jahan and if a minor operation is required, that will also be done. He said that according to the initial report, the elephant is suffering from joint pain due to which one of its legs is affected and the elephant is facing difficulty in walking.
He said that animals can get this kind of disease and it is a normal thing. The delegation also reviewed the arrangements made in relation to the treatment in the elephant enclosure and the medicines, injections and other facilities ordered for the treatment.
Earlier, Administrator Karachi thanked the members of the Four paws and appreciated their services at the global level and welcomed them to the zoo. Coming to Karachi is a special expression of the love of animals by the members of this organization.