Karachi Zoo elephant 'Noor Jehan' died from blood parasite, postmortem report reveals

11:31 AM | 19 May, 2023
Karachi Zoo elephant 'Noor Jehan' died from blood parasite, postmortem report reveals
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KARACHI – Noor Jehan, the Karachi Zoo elephant who passed away last month, was suffering from blood parasite, according to the postmortem report.

According to the report, Noor Jehan also suffering from haematoma and other illnesses.

The report said, "Blood parasites are brought on by the bite of a specific species of fly."

Noor Jehan started feeling pain in her legs in January 2023. Noor Jehan's condition deteriorated in March and she eventually passed away on April 22.

A scientific post-mortem was performed on Noor Jehan with the assistance of NGOs and an ECU was built for her in the zoo. Two other elephants, Madhubala and Sonia, were also screened.

The Four Paws team leader Dr Amir Khalil oversaw Noor Jehan's post-mortem examination and her organ samples were sent to a facility in Lahore for analysis.

Four African elephants were transported from Tanzania to Karachi in 2009 and Noor Jehan was one of them. Malka and Sono reside at the Safari Park, where Madhubala will now be relocated. Madhubala was accompanying Noor Jehan at Karachi Zoo.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 22 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300.2 303.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.6 354.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.2 76.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.45 75.2
Australian Dollar AUD 181.15 183.15
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.15 209.15
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.1 209.1
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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