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Sunday Jan 09 2022
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Tiger, leopard cubs stolen from private zoo in Karachi

A file photo of a tiger and leopard.
A file photo of a tiger and leopard.
  • A one-month-old leopard cub and an eight-month-old baby tiger stolen from a private zoo in Karachi.
  • The police have registered a case and launched investigations into the theft.
  • A night worker was absent from his duty from 3am on the night the robbery took place, says veterinary doctor.   


KARACHI: A one-month-old leopard cub and an eight-month-old baby tiger were allegedly stolen from a private zoo in Karachi's Gadap, it emerged Sunday morning.

The Gadap police have registered a case on the complaint of Dr Shahid Jalil, a vet at the zoo, and an investigation has begun into the missing animals, Daily Jang reported. 

The doctor told the police that when he arrived at work on January 6 and checked the cages of the animals, the cubs of a tiger and leopard were missing.

When the closed-circuit television camera footage of the zoo was checked, the night supervisor, who has a shift from 12am to 9am, was absent from duty 3am onwards, the vet told the police. The doctor was of the view that the night supervisor was involved in the robbery.

Police said that they were conducting raids to arrest the suspect and recover the cubs.