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 Marghazar Zoo, Islamabad, Pakistan, Asians: Kawan (m),Saheli (f, dec'd)
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Posted: Dec 22 2011, 06:39 AM


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Female elephant braves night-long frost

The female elephant at Marghzar Zoo had to spend a night in the open braving frost as attendants could not chain the male inside the cage on Wednesday.

According to sources, the male elephant is tied with two chains (one in each leg) as the female has to share the cage with him at night. On Wednesday, the male elephant’s one chain was untied due to which the female elephant was brought out lest it get harmed.


http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/22/female-elep...long-frost.html


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Posted: Dec 22 2011, 06:40 AM


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Brief details of the 2 elephants at the zoo on this database:

http://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=599


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Posted: Dec 22 2011, 07:13 AM


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Article of 3 August 2011:

Fatal negligence of Islamabad Zoo administration

In Islamabad zoo thеrе аrе two elephants thаt аrе аƖmοѕt open. Thе mοѕt ԁаnɡеrουѕ thing іѕ thаt people аrе allowed tο ride οn thеѕе elephants wіth out аnу safety measures.

http://www.statestimes.net/2012/08/fatal-n...administration/


[Please note that this link is no longer available]

This post has been edited by Space4Eles on Aug 7 2012, 10:59 AM


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Posted: Dec 22 2011, 07:24 AM


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Video uploaded 12 January 2010 by TooAkmk. It shows the public in close and unprotected contact with, I assume, female Saheli:

Elephant in islamabad zoo.AVI

When i visited in islamabad zoo and see there a Big Elephent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcBoV1kzDXw


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Posted: Dec 22 2011, 07:30 AM


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Video uploaded 12 April 2011 by docaussie81:

Elephant Collecting Money for his mahout in its trunk @ Marghazar Zoo Islamabad, Pakistan

The Elephant Salutes and Collects money from people in his trunk for his mahout (care taker) @ marghazar zoo Islamabad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsdKwO9GHcI


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Posted: Jan 11 2012, 01:48 PM


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Very disturbing report:

Massive corruption and nepotism threatening Lives of poor elephants at Islamabad Zoo

The male elephant nick-named “Kawan” has not been unchained or taken out of his enclosure for the last three months and the poor animal has been standing at one place with heavy shackles tied on all four of his feet ...

But the story does not end with Kawan alone. The smaller baby elephant which was brought some three years ago has a gorier story to tell.

The young female nick-named “Saheli” has developed gangrene in the right-hind foot and was seen limping in the enclosure virtually waiting for the deadly disease to sweep through the rest of the body causing a possible death in near future.


http://www.newspakistan.pk/2012/01/11/Mass...-Islamabad-Zoo/


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Saying goodbye: 22-year-old Saheli passes away at Islamabad zoo

Mohammad said Saheli had been injured a few days back and was in a lot of pain. He said Saheli had been limping and her movement had slowed down.

Doctors had been coming in to check and treat the elephant for the last two days.


http://tribune.com.pk/story/372622/saying-...-islamabad-zoo/


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Zoo caretakers consume alcohol bought to 'calm down' elephants

Elephant caretakers at Marghazar Zoo had claimed that they used alcohol to “calm down elephants during their mating season”, but the elephants never consumed any of the alcohol purchased ...

Express News also reported saying that the same elephant caretakers were the ones behind Saheli’s death – a 22-year-old elephant gifted by Sri Lanka.


http://tribune.com.pk/story/376754/zoo-car...down-elephants/

[For more information about Saheli's life of deprivation at this zoo, please see her topic on our "Elephant Deaths" forum]


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Gifted Sri Lankan Elephant Dies, Another Depressed

According to zookeeper Muhammad Bilal, who was sacked after the death of a female elephant “Saheli” on May 1, said that liquor is given to elephants in order to tame them ...

Meanwhile, in the Philippines an appeal has been made to release an elephant gifted by Sri Lanka. Rock music legend, Morrissey last week appealed to Philippines President Benigno Aquino and said that Mali, 37, deserved a reprieve from a lifetime of confinement.


http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/05/13/g...ther-depressed/


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Crazy plans - and no mention of any benefits for lone bull elephant KAWAN.

Remodelling of Marghazar Zoo around the corner

At present the zoo covers an area of approximately 25 acres and under the remodelling project, the zoo would be extended to 80 acres ...

Under remodelling project some 70 animal cages would be constructed in addition to exiting one’s
[sic].

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-new...ound-the-corner


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Entertainment or education?

Marghazar: a zoo without roars and hisses

“We have also lost the last attraction of elephant ride with the death of the female elephant. So what remains here to enjoy,” a girl, Summayya Janjua, said.

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?p...6-8-2012_pg11_9



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Posted: Aug 6 2012, 11:15 AM


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Class 4 student in need of education ...

Marghazar Zoo - a sorry sight

“This is my last visit. I would never come here again. Do you call this a zoo where there are no lions and tigers,” said Maaz Ali, a class four student.

http://dawn.com/2012/08/06/marghazar-zoo-a-sorry-sight/


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Thanks to a member of TEC Facebook for the link to this article.

Margazar Zoo to get new female elephant, lion and leopard

ISLAMABAD - Capital Development Authority has decided to import a female elephant a lion and an ostrich for the Marghzar Zoo ...

He said that additional enclosures for the elephant and other animals had been constructed, which would help provide better facilities in the zoo.


http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/12/06...on-and-leopard/


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Thanks to a member of TEC Facebook for the link to this article.

Elephant unchained after one year.

After around a year, the only elephant of the Marghazar Zoo ‘Kawan’ on Wednesday was unchained by the Mahout (elephant trainer).

Kawan spent two hours in a pond especially built for it ...

“Unchaining the elephant is a great achievement. Next week we will repeat the exercise, in presence of Chairman CDA. After that CDA will write a letter to Sri Lankan authorities to donate a female elephant,” he said.


http://dawn.com/2013/02/21/elephant-unchai...after-one-year/


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Improving the zoo: Female elephant wanted, preferably for free

The authority will formally request the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Islamabad to donate a female elephant for the only zoo in Islamabad, said an official on Friday. “The civic body will write to the High Commission within the upcoming week to ask for the donation of a female elephant for Marghazar Zoo. A similar request will also be made to South African authorities for the provision of a pair of lions,” CDA Spokesperson Ramzan Sajid confirmed.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/514514/improvi...rably-for-free/


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Marghazar Zoo regains elephant ‘Kavan’ to amuse visitors

ISLAMABAD - The Marghazar Zoo of the federal capital has regained its attraction as male elephant named `Kavan’, previously an aggressive and antisocial animal, has now turned people-friendly and amuses the visitors like her dead female partner.

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-new...-amuse-visitors


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"What surprises me the most is the number of zoo veterinarians and zoo keepers that continue to visit Sauraha but never helped to get these elephants off chains. Seem unconscionable to me."
Carol Buckley, Nepal's Chain-Free Corral Project in Sauraha
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A widower's woes: Kaawan destined for a life of loneliness

Kaawan, who was initially seen as being too aggressive to be around visitors, has turned into a docile shadow of his former self.

“Since Saheli’s death, I have not once seen him in a cheerful mood” ...


http://tribune.com.pk/story/594848/a-widow...-of-loneliness/


One paragraph says that the zoo has no funds to bring in a female companion for widowed KAAWAN.
The very next paragraph says "... the zoo administration is planning to establish a proper elephant house for which they plan to import a pair of elephant calves."
No funds for one, but funds for the other?
Sounds to me like a similar situation to that of solitary BURMA at Auckland Zoo in New Zealand - alone since the death of KASHIN (except that both eles were/are female) - the the zoo's controversial plans to import 2 calves from Sri Lanka (surprise, surprise!), ostensibly as companions for BURMA but, in reality IMHO, primarily to, as the zoo says, "kickstart" a breeding programme.




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Opinion ...

Cruelty towards elephants in our zoos

Foot problems in elephants are very common and I am sure some of us would remember Saheli, the female Asian elephant who died in the Islamabad Zoo in May 2012 at the age of just 22 years! She apparently had some foot problem that had developed into a more serious infection.

http://tribune.com.pk/story/677711/cruelty...ts-in-our-zoos/


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"What surprises me the most is the number of zoo veterinarians and zoo keepers that continue to visit Sauraha but never helped to get these elephants off chains. Seem unconscionable to me."
Carol Buckley, Nepal's Chain-Free Corral Project in Sauraha
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