“An autopsy will be done on Noor Jehan to find out why she died.”
The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) said Sunday that an autopsy is being done on Noor Jehan, the sick African elephant who died at the Karachi Zoo the day before. Noor Jehan died on Saturday.
In a phone call with Geo News, Karachi Administrator Syed Saifur Rehman stated that an autopsy had been done on the elephant.
He said, “The post-mortem team took samples from Noor Jehan, which will be sent to Lahore for [laboratory] testing.”
Dr. Rehman also said that the elephant, who is 17 years old, will be buried soon.
In a statement made by the KMC, Karachi’s administrator said that the elephant’s death will be figured out by a post-mortem examination.
He also said that Madhubala, the other elephant, will be checked out and have blood taken from her.
The KMC spokesperson said on Twitter that people will still be able to go to the Karachi Zoo as normal.
On the second day of Eid, the supervisor for Karachi is also at the zoo to oversee Noor Jehan’s autopsy and other things.
The manager of the Karachi Zoo told Geo News that the elephant will be buried there.
Dr. Rehman said, “The report will also be shared after the elephant’s autopsy.”
He denied that the animals at the zoo were not being fed, and he promised that the people responsible for the delay in care would be found while an investigation was going on.
The city official told Geo News that Madhubala will be moved to Karachi’s Safari Park and that the other elephants will be safe there.
Noor Jehan died the day before at the Karachi Zoo. She had been in pain and had not been cared for for months, and no one could get her back on her feet.
“The elephant’s sickness had been going on since yesterday. “Everything was done to save her,” the person in charge of the animal said in a statement. The animal had been sick for a few days and had been in a lot of pain.
Noor Jehan was constantly dripped on and sprayed with water to cool her down in her last days.