Islamabad Zoo Bear DIED DUE TO CRUELTY & now they have a NEW BEAR!

  • by: A Sleem
  • recipient: Prime Minister , Imran Khan

The Himalayan bear at Islamabad zoo had died in July 2018 and  has been replaced with a new bear !!!!  for years visitors and activists raised concern for the Himalayan bear to be shifted to a sanctuary.

Please sign this petition this new bear should be sent to a sanctuary this bear has rights and living in the same conditions !

The condition that the female bear lived in were extremely cruel and disturbing:

  • View Clip of the bear  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W31_BvpLhU
  • The bear lived in a concrete enclosure in the ground circular that resembled a well below ground (the bear could only look up and see the sky)
  • Kept in complete isolation alone / weaving back and forward 
  • No grass, No water, No enrichment
  • Safety Issues / Visitors would stone the bear throw garbage & bottles in the enclosure


Bears aren't used to being confined and crammed into an enclosure. Swaying in bears or pacing and moving their head from side to side are abnormal behaviours. This bear was deeply disturbed a term called zoochosis.

The administration control of Islamabad zoo was changed in (2016) from Capital Development Authority (CDA) to Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI). It's the duty of government to promote conservation by framing strict laws regarding these animals, but they continue to suffer. The bear died, sending out a clear message that the animals continue to suffer and that authorities are taking no interest in ensuring that there are proper facilities or care provided to animals.

Himalyan bears are found in North Pakistan and considered to be critically endangered and facing extinction. The lack of awareness of Islamabad zoo administrator's, who are ignoring the bears' ecological and social importance, is making things worse. 

There are no laws in Pakistan to protect animals in captivity. We must ask for the framing of strict laws regarding the issues below:

Pakistan Zoos Need To Establish:

· Laws for Captive Held Animals
· Management Of Zoos
· Training Staff
· Animal Welfare Issues


It's about time Islamabad Zoo administrators understand how to care for wild animals



Team Kaavan /Animal Welfare Worldwide
Denise Coenraadts, Diana Munoz,  Anika Sleem, Umm E. Kulsoom, Umer Inam

#HimalayanBear #Bear #TeamKaavan #IslamabadZoo #CaptivityKills #AnimalWelfareWorldWide #Pakistan #AnimalRights #Islamabad

Update #12 months ago
Islamabad 19/11/2018: Following a number of high level discussions, with the Pakistan Government, Free The Wild (a charitable trust formed by multi award winning singer and actress Cher, and her friends Mark and Gina Cowne & Team Kaavan a significant meeting was held with Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry to discuss the Islamabad Zoo ( copy paste link to view )

https://www.facebook.com/FTWGlobal/photos/a.281372422347059/507523089731990/?type=3&theater

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