PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: Shortage of funds has left the Peshawar Zoo with no other choice but to launch “animal adoption campaign” after the management finds it difficult to take care of captives.
The strategy opens the opportunity for zoophilists to adopt any animal or bird of their choice that will be kept at the Peshawar Zoo while the zoophilists will bear their expenses.
Under this campaign, any bird or exotic pet at Peshawar Zoo can be adopted with an annual adoption fee.
The “animal adoption campaign” will enable safekeeping the rare birds and animals so that they stay healthy and reproduce.
A wide range of animals including lions, tigers, monkeys, zebras, peacocks, parrots, francolins, ostriches and many more are up for adoption under the adoption campaign.
Animal lovers can adopt any bird with an annual adoption fee between Rs 5,000 and 20,000, while large animals including tigers, zebras, deer, and monkey can be adopted with an annual fee of Rs 25,000 and 200,000.
Peshawar Zoo management officials say that they have kept animals up for adoption due to lack of funds.
They further said that they were inspired by animal adoption campaigns carried out in zoos in different parts of the world. So, they decided to launch a similar drive at Peshawar Zoo.
A rare francolin at Peshawar Zoo becomes the first bird under the campaign to get adopted.