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Islamabad Zoo, Islamabad
Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
See wild animals and rare bird species up close at Islamabad Zoo. Once a refuge for leopards and gazelles, the site eventually evolved into the city's zoo, providing a sanctuary for an array of wild animals. Bird-lovers will enjoy seeing Indian eagle-owls, white pelicans, black swans, ostriches, steppe eagles, and green peafowl on display at the zoo. Continue to the mammal enclosures to see Indian wolves, bears, leopards, elephants, chitals, and monkeys. Head to the reptile habitats to stare a terrifying mugger crocodile in the eye, then admire beautiful turtles. Put Islamabad Zoo at the forefront of your travel plans using our Islamabad trip builder.
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yes, it is good for families, but now actually it lost its beauty. no new animals, even old animals, and birds are not enough to attract the public.
its an average place to visit and can be busy on weekend. No place for a good food nearby. 1-2 hours visit time can be enough.
Its overall a nice experience, one can spend 1-2 hrs depending on the interest of kids and cool weather. On occassions they also let you feed the elephants and interact with them, tigers , lions , bea... read more »
It's been 28 years of imprisonment for Kaavan. There's criminals that have murdered and served less time than Kaavan. You must have mercy on this poor elephant and allow him to go to a sanctuary. How much longer is he going to suffer in solitude? Are you wating for Kaavan to become incapacitated before you allow him freedom? FREE KAAVAN
I came across Kaavan the Elephant while visiting the Murghazar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan. Kaavan was all alone, as he has been for the 28 years he’s been at this zoo. His legs were chained up to limit where he could move in his enclosure. But that didn’t seem to matter because for the entire time I was there Kaavan didn’t move. The only thing that moved was his head, as it bobbed repetitively from right and left, a behavior known as "weaving" which elephants adopt in response to stress and depression. He cut a small, solitary figure against the backdrop of his shed, it was a sorry site. Despite his obvious discomfort, the zoo claims that Kaavan is used to his enclosure and doesn't mind it. Kaavan needs our help. If enough of us put pressure on Pakistani authorities, we can get Kaavan released to an elephant sanctuary. The global outcry has already resulted in the government ordering the zoo to remove Kaavan’s chains. Zoos such as this one rob elephants of their most basic needs. In the wild, elephants are active for 18 hours and roam up to 30 miles a day. They live in social herds, and form deep bonds with one another. Nothing even close is being offered to Kaavan at the Murghazar Zoo. There isn't much time left, Kaavan already has gangrene susceptible gashes on his feet from the chains. Kaavan’s predecessor was Saheli, donated to the zoo by the Sri Lankan government. She died from gangrene and neglect. I don’t want the same fate to befall Kaavan, especially after a lifetime of solitude. It doesn’t have to. Together, we can give Kaavan the life he deserves.
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It is not a big zoo. But its good to bring small kids here.
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