Last night, Noor Jehan, an elephant who was seventeen years old, was interred at Karachi Zoo after succumbing to extended health issues that were worsened by an alleged lack of attention at the facility.
According to a spokesperson from the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), Noor Jehan’s burial site measured 15 feet in depth, 14 feet in length, and 12 feet in width. To ensure sanitation, the grave was filled with four tonnes of lime and disinfectants.
The elephant’s body was lowered to the grave with the help of cranes, The spokesperson added.
Sadly, despite extensive attempts to rehabilitate her, Noor Jehan passed away at Karachi Zoo on Saturday due to prolonged suffering and negligence.
In a statement, the administrator mentioned that the elephant had been unwell with a fever since the previous day, and despite making every possible effort to aid her, she could not be saved. Noor Jehan had been grappling with various health problems for the past few days.
During her final days, Noor Jehan was administered intravenous drips and frequently sprayed with water to regulate her body temperature.
Another Elephant ‘Madhubala’ at Risk:
The zoo is on high alert as the death of Noor Jehan, the beloved elephant, has sparked concerns that her companion, Madhubala, may also be at risk of contracting the deadly virus. The zoo administration has been closely monitoring Madhubala’s health, fearing the worst as the virus continues to ravage the animal kingdom.
Karachi Zoo’s director, Kanwar Ayub, said that Madhubala’s transfer to Safari Park has been delayed due to the need for thorough testing. The elephant will undergo comprehensive screening and her blood samples will be taken before being sent to a laboratory in Lahore.
Ayub emphasized that Madhubala’s health reports must be satisfactory before she can be moved to Safari Park, as Sonia and Malika, the other two elephants in the park, may also be vulnerable to the virus. The welfare and safety of all the zoo’s inhabitants are of utmost importance to the administration.