Lahore Zoo loses one of its three new giraffes

F.P. Report

LAHOE: A female giraffe died at the Lahore Zoo on Friday. The animal was recently brought to the city from South Africa.

It was one of three giraffes that were recently purchased from South Africa for Rs19 million According to officials, the three-year-old animal fell ill when it arrived in Pakistan.

The Punjab wildlife director said the giraffe was already ill when it arrived in the country.

This leaves just one pair of giraffes at the Lahore Zoo.

The director said these giraffes are able to survive in Pakistani climate and that this giraffe died because she was already ill.

The animals are being fed chickpeas, fruit and vegetables.

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