Noor Jahan, the ailing elephant of Karachi Zoo, has died after her long battle with disease.
Karachi Administrator Dr. Saif-ur-Rehman confirmed the death of a sick elephant at the Karachi Zoo.
According to the zoo authorities, Noor Jahan was operated upon a few months ago, after which the elephant had difficulty walking due to complications.
The administration said that a few days ago the Elephant went and sat in the pond and then could not get up again. Dr. Saif-ur-Rehman said that since yesterday, Noor Jahan was suffering from fever and all efforts were made to save her.
He said that Noor Jahan was treated under the supervision of international experts.
Saif-ur-Rehman said that he was saddened by the demise of Noor Jahan.
Noor Jahan’s final days were spent being constantly drenched in water to keep her cool and pin-pricked by drips.
As he expressed grief at Noor Jehan’s passing, the administrator noted that the FOUR PAWS International treated the 17-year-old recently.
The elephant’s health has been declining since November of last year, according to Kanwar Ayub, director of the Karachi Zoo. The elephant died away at 11:15 this morning.
The director of the zoo noted that the FOUR PAWS team was travelling to Pakistan and would examine the body of the 17-year-old after death.
The African elephant underwent emergency surgery for a tumor on April 5 in Karachi but eventually passed away and has been lying on its side ever since.