Lahore Zoo loses another big cat to parasites

06:11 PM | 20 Mar, 2018
Lahore Zoo loses another big cat to parasites
LAHORE - A Bengal tiger has died after contracting “incurable” blood parasitic disease at Lahore Zoo, making it the third such loss for one of the largest animal sanctuary in South Asia in one week.

Raval, a 9-year-old Bengal tiger, was under medical treatment since March 10.

Zoo officials said that Raval was brought to the zoo when he was three years old.

The tiger’s body has been sent to the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) for post-mortem.

During past seven days, two Bengal tigresses have died due to the same disease. A 12-year-old tigress died on March 17 while an eight-year-old tigress died on March 13.

In November 2017, a cheetah had died due to diarrhea after spending just 30 days at the zoo.

The total population of Bengal tigers in the zoo is recorded to be 18.

Similarly, frequent deaths of animals have also been reported at Peshawar zoo, which was inaugurated last month.

As many as three animals have died at the zoo, including a 10-year-old snow leopard , 10-year-old monkey and four-year-old fallow deer.

The leopard was brought to the zoo from Galiyat and was scheduled to be taken back on April 15.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 25, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moved up to 301.75 and selling rate is 303.85.

British Pound rate is 356 for buying, and 360.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.65 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.90.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279 280.75
Euro EUR 301.75 303.85
UK Pound Sterling GBP 356 360.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.65 77.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.90 74.63
Australian Dollar AUD 184.95 186.75
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.65 205.65
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.4 204.4
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.55 7.7


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