Marghzaar Zoo to be upgraded with one elephant, two lions

Islamabad—Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to upgrade Marghzaar Zoo and to further add one elephant and two lions in it for the entertainment of the public. This was decided during a meeting held here at CDA Headquarters which was attended by Member Administration, Amer Ali Ahmed, Member Environment Sanaulah Aman and senior officers of the relevant formations of the Authority.
Member Environment Sanaullah Aman apprised the meeting that in line with the directions of Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal, Environment Wing is working on up-gradation and development plan of Marghzar Zoo. He added that under the up-gradation plan, more birds and animal species would also be added to the Zoo. In this context, initially to two lions and one elephant would be added on immediate basis and planning in this context has been finalized, he added.
He said that further briefed that negotiations with competent forum of Sri Lankan government are underway and it is expected that the Sri Lankan government will provide an elephant for Marghzar Zoo very soon. Member Environment further informed that the Authority is taking consolidated steps for development of the Marghzar Zoo and provision of suitable environment conditions for different species of birds and animals has also been ensured.
Member Administration, Amer Ali Ahmed said that Marghzar Zoo of Islamabad is unique due to its surroundings and ideal locality and due to this reason animals and birds of have been provided with natural environment. —INP

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