KARACHI: Karachi Municipal Company (KMC) stated on Wednesday {that a} uncommon white lion died at Karachi Zoo after his lungs reportedly stopped working because of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Karachi Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab sought a report concerning the demise of the lion which was of a breed that’s going extinct on the planet.

KMC Spokesman Ali Hassan Sajid stated the lion had been ailing for the final 13 days and was affected by pulmonary TB. The animal was being handled by veterinarians however he couldn’t recuperate and died.

The lion was between 14 and 15 years outdated and was delivered to the Karachi Zoo from Africa in 2012. A crew of veterinarians carried out an post-mortem on the lion and picked up particulars concerning the sickness and demise.

In keeping with veterinarians, the lion additionally had pneumonia and the lion’s lungs had stopped working.

Administrator Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab stated that he was saddened to study of the demise of the white lion at Karachi Zoo as white lions are uncommon on the planet.

“Strict disciplinary motion might be taken towards the zoo administration if any negligence is discovered after the reason for demise of the lion has come to gentle,” he stated.

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