A REVIEW: STATUS OF CAPTIVE WILD ANIMALS IN SAFARI PARK, KARACHI Page No: 4189-4204

By: M Zaheer Khan, Uzma Imdad, Syed Ali Ghalib, Kazim Hussain, Salman Zubair

Keywords: Captive, mitigation measures, conservation, management

Abstract: Captive breeding is the process of wild animal breeding in controlled condition in zoological gardens, wildlife areas, and other similar wildlife conservation centres like safari park Karachi. In this study, the status of captive animals was studied at the Safari Park. The objective of this study was to evaluate the status of vertebrate fauna and find the key issues for their captive breeding, conservation and management. This study suggested mitigation measures can be used as future planning for development of conservation and management. Since the first induction of captive animals in 1993, the population status of some Endangered species show remarkable increase, which is the breeding success with suitable habitat. Out of total 407 acres of area, about 132 acres of Safari area conserve native threatened mammalian species. Population of Black buck and Spotted deer show enormous increase since their induction. Migratory birds, which also arrived in safari park lake in October and November and stay here till March, 11 migratory species recorded in the year 2016 including White pelican, Dalmatian pelican and Great cormorant. During the study 14 mammalian, 14 birds, two Reptiles and two species of amphibian were observed in the safari park.



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