Landhi Korangi Zoo

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Landhi Korangi Zoo and Aquarium
Date opened 1990,
September 18, 2012 (aquarium)[1]
Location Korangi, Landhi Town,
Karachi District, Sindh,
Pakistan
Coordinates 24°49′36″N 67°09′31″E / 24.826615°N 67.158657°E / 24.826615; 67.158657Coordinates: 24°49′36″N 67°09′31″E / 24.826615°N 67.158657°E / 24.826615; 67.158657
Land area 4 acres (2 ha)
Memberships SAZARC

Landhi Korangi Zoo (Urdu: لانڈھی کورنگی چڑیا گھر ‎) established in 1990, is a zoological garden located at Korangi, Landhi Town, Karachi District, Sindh, Pakistan. It is spread over an area of approximately 4 acres (16,000 m2) and contains a fewer variety of animals compared to Karachi Zoo.[2] The zoo operates under the City District Government Karachi and is a member of SAZARC.

In 2006, 4 million Pakistani rupees were allocated to the Landhi Korangi Zoo for bringing new animals particularly a pair of lions. The management of Karachi Zoo also provided two pairs of plains zebra, one male and two female of the red-necked wallaby, one pair of Arabian oryx and two pairs of ostrich.[3]

Landhi Korangi Aquarium[edit]

In November 2004, construction plans for an aquarium, that had been on hold since 1992, were approved by nazim of the city.[4] In June 2012, administrator of KMC, Muhammad Hussain Syed, told The Nation that the construction was going on speedily inside the Landhi Korangi Zoo.[5] On September 18, 2012, Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan, the Governor of Sindh, later inaugurated the Landhi Korangi Aquarium as the biggest aquarium in Pakistan to date.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ibad opens fish aquarium at Korangi Zoo". brecorder.com. Business Recorder. September 18, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Khan, Jamil (April 30, 2005). "Landhi-Korangi Zoo". dawn.com. DAWN News. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rs 4 million allocated for buying pair of lions for Landhi Korangi Zoo". paktribune.com. Pak Tribune News. June 18, 2006. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ "KARACHI: Work on Korangi Zoo aquarium to start soon". dawn.com. DAWN News. November 19, 2004. Retrieved September 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Pakistan’s biggest aviary to be completed soon". Karachi: The Nation. June 15, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 

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