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EMERGENCY: Help us end the suffering of animals in Islamabad ZOO for GOOD

*** Update October 1st 2020 ***

Together with the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) we were already able to transfer 17 rabbits and 5 vervet monkeys, 2 rhesus abs and 3 wolves to the Ayub Park in their new home with spacious enclosures. Will you help us save the remaining animals?


About 30 animals are living in misery at the Marghazar Zoo, in Islamabad, Pakistan.  Bears, wolves, monkeys, deers, rabbits, suffering daily due to extremely poor health care and inexperienced staff. The two Himalayan brown bears, one male and one female, lost all their teeth and need special care. The monkeys struggle to survive on extremely small cages. 

In 2016, FOUR PAWS made an assessment report of the establishment with clear recommendations for improvements of food and physical care of the animals as well as a veterinary training program and health treatment guidelines. However, the Zoo has consistently ignored FOUR PAWS recommendations, neglecting its animals and leaving many to die. The Islamabad Supreme Court has ordered the immediate closure of the area and approved the relocation of all the animals. This is a huge milestone for the country not only because of the fate of the animals in Islamabad zoo but also because it will open doors for the promotion of more animal welfare policies in the future.  

This is a ray of hope to the many animals that are still managing to survive in these precarious conditions. We now have a chance to help the local authorities to close down the Zoo. This mission has to be fast but together with the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board, we want to provide not only a new home for the Islamabad animals but also all the care they have been missing: proper veterinary checks, spacious enclosures, food, clean water and a place to recover.  

We can only do this with the support of people like you who cannot stand to witness this level of animal abuse. 

How can you help?

Your support today will make a difference:

  • €15 will help feed a starving bear 
  • €50 will help provide medical care and support the animals' recovery
  • €90 will support the animals' transport to their new enclosures
  • A generous gift of €150 will help FOUR PAW's continuous work to create a better world for animals, worldwide.

 Help us to end the suffering of captive animals in the Islamabad ZOO.