Malaika and Sonu African Elephants in Karachi’s Safari Park Need Urgent Medical Attention

  • by: Anika Sleem @ Free The Wild
  • recipient: Chief Commissioner, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation ,Sindh Governmen , Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)t Chief Minister Sindh,

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Heartbreaking images videos have gone viral circulated on social media platforms of Karachi Safari Park elephants Malaika and Sonu in URGENT need of medical assistance.

Their feet are swollen with visible cracks that will lead to fatal infection what seems to be foot rot urgent foot care is needed for Malaika she has been seen lifting her foot repeatedly standing on 3 her legs trying not to put pressure on it.

https://twitter.com/pawspakistan/status/1346820781125337088?s=21

https://twitter.com/0waisawan/status/1346052990189277188?s=21

https://twitter.com/0waisawan/status/1346054616971051013?s=21

Malika and Sonu are suffering from
• Broken nails
• Cracked tusks
• Swollen legs
• Feet are a mess lifting their feet up like a tripod holding it in the air standing on 3 legs
• Chained by 3 legs up to 15 hours a day standing in their own feces and urine
• Unsuitable enclosure no enrichment made to stand on cement floors
• Showing signs of psychological and physical pain Watch the Clip 
(Video by Paws Pakistan)


When raising questions of concern to the Safari Park's elephant keeper his response that the elephants are doing well and in good health, and that this was a winter dryness and that they were applying vaseline to their feet  !

https://twitter.com/pawspakistan/status/1346777005161914369?s=21 .

The condition of foot rot, deformed and cracked nails and overgrown sole, is common in captive elephants kept in an unnatural environment. Foot problems in elephants kept in captivity lead to a painful death.

In the past 2 captive elephants in Pakistan (Saheli , Suzi ) had suffered an agonizing death in captivity which had been attributed to foot disease.

Please sign the petition :

If immediate medical attention is not provided for their basic welfare this will lead to their deaths .

If Pakistan is unable to provide life saving basic care then immediately relocate them to a sanctuary.

Update #11 months ago
Time is of the Essence.
Free the Wild is making progress discussions with Karachi government & Karachi Safari Park , we have been given the ok to provide urgent medical attention to Malaika & Sonu
Donations are needed to help get a team of elephant medical experts to help them .
Please don’t look away. Please help us, help them.

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