Animal rights activists had campaigned against the plight of Islamabad Zoo's biggest attraction, a 35-year-old bull named Kaavan, the last remaining Asian elephant in the country who had lived alone since the death of his mate eight years earlier.
With Himalayan bears Bubloo and Suzie settling into their new home in Jordan, Islamabad’s Marghazar Zoo has shut down, thanks to Athenian efforts from people across three countries. But Pakistan has other zoos with plans to build more spaces.
Pakistan's Islamabad High Court has ordered the zoo to close earlier this year because of the facility's outrageous conditions blamed on systemic negligence.
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