Not too long ago, Pakistan celebrated the rescue of a Sri Lankan elephant from the Rawalpindi zoo. Kaavan, the elephant, was gifted to Pakistan in 1985 and had since been living in the country. But the conditions it was kept in were not up to par and recently he was released to a highly revered animal sanctuary in Cambodia.
Now, another animal is in need of attention and it needs to be rescued. Videos and pictures of a bear at the Karachi zoo have been making rounds on social media. It seems that the zoo has been keeping it in a poor condition, and people can’t help but feel anger towards the management.
Let’s take a look at the picture and video of the bear that’s making rounds on social media:
Let’s take a look at what the netizens have to say about the bear and its condition:
This bear in Karachi Zoo pakistan is in a terrible state without food and water. He’s panting due to thirst in his viral videos that were made by a visitor. He seems to be in a very bad shape and requires immediate help and rescue. pic.twitter.com/PfV8yq81iq
— zainab chughtai (@zchughtai95) September 28, 2020
can't believe it's 2020 and we still have zoos. if god's wrath is inevitable it should have already come upon us for the mere reason of how we have treated the planet and its inhabitants. sharam aani chahye. https://t.co/raHnTEorn3
— fmt (@favhomeboy) September 28, 2020
Here we go again 🥺 This time it’s Karachi zoo. This poor bear is thirsty, extremely hot and probably very, very hungry. The poor creature will die if something isn’t done for it. Please help 🙏🏻 #savethebear pic.twitter.com/Zuoy401XiI
— Armeena ✨ (@ArmeenaRK) September 28, 2020
Previously we have never had a good history of taking care of exotic animals. This one should be taken care of immediately and sent to it's natural habitat https://t.co/OsaT8lWTNK
— Karachi_mommy (@RandomBytes1) September 28, 2020
We don't have enough resources to provide for the humans living in this country. I don't know why a place like zoo makes any sense in this country https://t.co/O9u4Syw3Zr
— خان صاحب (@amenablewolf) September 28, 2020
FUCKING HATE ZOOS. man. look at this poor bears state. FUCK the imbecilic pakistani zoo authorities. WILD ANIMALS DO NOT BELONG IN CAGES. THEY DO NOT BELONG IN ZOOS. all zoos should be closed down. it's fucking 2020 and seeing animals in cages brings us joy??!? pathetic. https://t.co/W94rvSsldm
— mahrujuanaa (@mahrujuanaa) September 28, 2020
ZOOS NEED TO BE BANNED!!!! IN THE MEANTIME PLEASE WRITE MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS TO THIS ZOO AND HELP SUPPLY THE CLEARLY FAMISHED ANIMALS WITH FOOD AND WATER. the zookeepers and the management are a disgraceful excuse of human beings https://t.co/8hXU4tM8fH
— the reemfoolening (Taylor's version) (@fancyfrie) September 28, 2020
I would write Animal lives matter, but then I rather remind all you "good Muslims" these words of Prophet of Mercy (pbuh)— "Fear God in regards to these animals who can not speak their will…" ( Sunan Abu Dawud ) https://t.co/2VMpQP9CEp
— ChaiNotCoffee (@ChaiNotCoffee) September 29, 2020
Is the bear healthy?
Iftikhar Ali Shallwani, who is the Former Commissioner Karachi, took to his Instagram account to share another video of the same bear and said that it was ‘hale and hearty’.
The Bear at karachi Zoo is hale and hearty pic.twitter.com/6EqN6u9F0F
— Iftikhar Shallwani (PAS) (@Shallwani) September 28, 2020
But people are already signing a petition on social media to get the poor animal rescued.
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