Islamabad Excessive Court docket ordered the zoo, which as soon as housed 960 animals, be closed earlier this 12 months due to its circumstances, blamed on systemic negligence.
Dr Amir Khalil, a veterinarian with 4 Paws Worldwide, confirmed on Wednesday that the final of the zoo’s animals, Himalayan brown bears Suzie and Bubaloo, will depart for Jordan.
The bears, skilled from an early age to entertain, are making their solution to Jordan with the help of the Princess Alia Basis, headed by the eldest daughter of Jordan’s late King Hussein.
The 17-year-old bears will dwell in a sanctuary 3,300ft above sea stage with snowy, chilly circumstances extra typical of their pure habitat – one thing they’ve missed in Pakistan’s capital, Dr Khalil stated.
The bears ought to be making ready for hibernation in December however as an alternative reside in cramped quarters, separated from one another and ill.
“They’re exhibiting stereotypical behaviour” for animals who’ve suffered years of mistreatment, Dr Khalil stated.
He spent weeks coaching Suzie to enter the cage that can carry her to Jordan.
Bubaloo has been much less inclined to get into the cage and will probably be sedated for the journey.
Suzie is malnourished – her enamel have been eliminated so she didn’t assault her coach or vacationers, making it tough for her to eat.
Dr Khalil has her meals minimize up and put her on a weight loss plan of hen and fish to provide her nourishment.
Bubaloo has an abscessed tooth that’s making him aggressive and bad-tempered, Dr Khalil stated, which is uncommon for Himalayan brown bears who “have a very great nature”.
“At the moment you will need to discuss humanity and whenever you discuss humanity it’s not nearly people,” he concluded.
“A sort individual ought to be type to people and to animals.”