Islamabad Marghazar Zoo in Pakistan

Islamabad Marghazar Zoo

OwnerCapital Development Authority (Islamabad)
First elephant arrived1978
Address Pir Sohawa Road
Place Islamabad
District Islamabad Capital Territory
Country Pakistan


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Islamabad Marghazar Zoo, located at Pir Sohawa Road, in Islamabad, Pakistan and the first elephant arrived in 1978.

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2020-09-21: The expert committee formed to assist the government to shift the zoo animals, following Islamabad High Court (IHC) orders, has some reservations.“One of the experts in the committee advises against shifting the elephant to Cambodia. “He fears that Kaavan might not survive the journey, and even if it does, it will be isolated in the new home.” The government is also considering the suggestion of improving the existing living conditions for Kaavan to international standards, expanding the enclosure, and introducing other animals into the bigger space to give it company in consultation with international experts.

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Koehl, Dan (2024). Islamabad Marghazar Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2007-06-04Pakistani elephant beats keeper when meals late - Elephant News
2012-05-04Female elephant dies at murgahazar zoo in islamabad - Elephant News
2012-05-04Zoo staff under radar after elephant dies ‘mysteriously’ - Elephant News
2016-11-28No arrangements for kaavan during winter - Elephant News
Pakistan's lone elephant prepared for move to cambodia - Elephant News
2020-09-21Govt undecided about two bears, lone elephant in islamabad’s zoo - Elephant News

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