Vehari Wildlife Park

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Vehari Wildlife Park
Date opened 1988[1]
Location Eidgah Road, Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan
Coordinates 30°02′15″N 72°21′01″E / 30.037376°N 72.350351°E / 30.037376; 72.350351Coordinates: 30°02′15″N 72°21′01″E / 30.037376°N 72.350351°E / 30.037376; 72.350351
Land area 16 acres (6 ha)[1]
Number of animals ~210
Number of species ~20
Major exhibits lions, blue bull, hog deer

Vehari Wildlife Park is a public wildlife park located in Vehari, Punjab, Pakistan.

History[edit]

Vehari Wildlife Park was established in 1988 on an area of 16 acres (6 ha) at a cost 3 million rupees by Government of Punjab.[1] The park has been reported in 2007 to have lost "a dozen of animals" in past 6 years due to negligence and unavailability of a veterinary doctor.

Attractions[edit]

The park housed a total of 73 mammals of 7 species and 139 birds of 14 species back in 2004.[2] These may have included captive lions, blue bull, hog deer, common peafowl, species of monkeys, rabbits, pheasants, waterfowls and parrots.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Baig, Gulzar (January 20, 2007). "Wildlife park has seen better days". archives.dawn.com. Vehari: Dawn News. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Stocks Of Punjab Wildlife department". Government of Punjab, Pakistan. September 24, 2005. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 

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