Elephant enclosure unveiled as KMC looks to upgrade zoos

KARACHI: On the occasion of inaugurating elephant enclosure in Safari Park, Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui said on Thursday all necessary measures were being taken to develop Safari Park and Karachi Zoo into internationally acclaimed recreation centre.

Farooqui said the provincial government was cooperating in this connection, especially; the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and the Provincial Minister for Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon have taken personal interest in the addition of new captives in Karachi Zoo and Safari Park. These new captives would include hippo, giraffe, rhino, elephant and lion after which citizens would get full recreation opportunities there.

He expressed these views while talking to media representatives after the inauguration of newly built elephant enclosure, by Memon, in Safari Park.

Senior Director Culture, Sports & Recreation Muhammad Rehan Khan, Director Safari Park Salman Shamsi and other officers were also present on this occasion.

“Karachi Metropolitan Corporation is taking all possible measures to make the recreation points under its control even better. The provincial government have always supported and encouraged us in this regard. Problems of veterinary doctors in Karachi Zoo and Safari Park are being addressed gradually and services of four doctors and zoologists being hired to ensure better look after of animals,” he said.

The administrator further said Safari Park was spread on 265 acres land and the construction of elephant enclosure was completed with a cost of Rs19. 9 million under annual development program.

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