Zoo officials say two white tiger cubs are likely to be killed in Pakistan

Zoo officials say two white tiger cubs are likely to be killed in Pakistan

Officials said two 11-week-old white tiger cubs COVID-19, killed at the Pakistani Zoo, were killed last month.
Officials thought that the cub died at the Lahore Zoo on January 30, four days after beginning treatment, for feline paclucopenia virus, a disease that zoo officials said is common in Pakistan and immune to cats Targets the system.
But an autopsy found that the cub’s lungs were severely damaged and he was suffering from a severe infection, which resulted in the pathologist concluding that he died of COVID-19.
Although no PCR test was conducted for the new coronovirus, the zoo’s deputy director Kiran Salim told Reuters that the zoo believed the cubs were victims of the epidemic that has killed 12,256 people in Pakistan.
“After his death, the zoo administration conducted tests of all officers, and six were tested positive, including one officer who handled the cub,” said Salim. “This reinforces the autopsy findings. The cubs presumably caught the person handling the virus and feeding them.”
Pakistan’s zoos regularly attract a number of animal rights activists, say hundreds Animals The people living there have died from poor conditions.
“The last two white tigers have died at the Zoo in Lahore and once again the management and officials have been negligent,” JFK (Justice for Kiki) Animal Rescue and Shelter founder Zufishan Anushe told Reuters.
“White tigers are extremely rare and require a specific habitat and environment to live a healthy life. Without any medical arrangements biting them in unhygienic conditions, we will continue to witness these events.”
He said that COVID-19 is a new virus and the world is making policies for humans. “It’s not to be forgotten about pet shops, zoos and animals everywhere.”
Salim dismissed allegations of neglect at the zoo, telling Reuters that animal rights activists were welcome to investigate the facility’s safety and hygiene protocols themselves.
In December, two Himalayan brown bears left the Islamabad Zoo for a sanctuary in Jordan.
The rescue came a week after an elephant was transported to Kevan in a sanctuary in Cambodia, culminating a year-long expedition that included American pop star Cher.
Authorities at the Peshawar Zoo have said that four giraffes have died in 2020. Two lions were suffocated at the Islamabad zoo last year when workers set their cages on fire.

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