Despite intensive care and medical intervention, the health of Noor Jehan, a 17-year-old sick elephant at the Karachi Zoo, has continued to deteriorate.
The journalists and other non-technical workers have been barred from entering the zoo by its management. Dr. Syed Saifur Rahman, the administrator of Karachi, followed Four Paws’ advice and enacted the ban until the elephant’s health improves.
The administration stated, with reference to a news magazine, that the zoo becomes overcrowded due to the non-technical employees, making it impossible to work and distressing the ailing mammal.
Noor Jehan’s rapidly worsening health is a result of hematoma in abdomen
Noor Jehan’s rapidly worsening health has brought the situation to the forefront this month. The female tusker has intestinal difficulties and a large hematoma (a pool of clotted blood) in her abdomen, according to specialists. Due to months of subpar care in the Karachi Zoo, she has developed multiple medical issues.
The mammal had successful surgery earlier this month, but her condition deteriorated after she fell into a concrete pond. The international animal welfare organization that has been virtually treating the tusker’s illness was asked to return to Pakistan to help with treatment after the elephant’s fall.
The Noor Jehan of Karachi Zoo will be managed by a nine-person committee established by Rahman, the Karachi administrator. The committee’s members will give their recommendations to the administrator for caring for the elephant based on what they’ve learned about the animal’s needs.
Meanwhile, according to the most recent information regarding the female tusker’s health and medical status. The animal rights group expressed concern that “Noor Jehan’s health is still not improving,” but promised to continue cooperating with the local team to alleviate the animal’s pain.
“It is incredibly difficult as the elephants do not belong to FOUR PAWS,” the organization noted, “and although it is distressing, we need the invitation to be able to provide further help.” It thanked everyone who had shown concern for Noor Jehan the ill elephant and the staff and volunteers who were there to help.
To “prevent another tragedy due to the lack of proper care,” the animal advocacy group has not only offered to help pay for the treatment of the ill elephant, but has also urged the authorities to move Madhubala, a healthy female elephant currently held captive at the Karachi Zoo alongside Noor Jehan.
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