TE24 International Desk:
According to media reports, the kings of the Pakistani jungle can be bought at a lower price than the buffalo. However, the management of Lahore Safari Zoo is ready to sell some of its captive African lions for Rs 150,000 (Pakistan) per cat, reports Samar TV. Buffalo online marketplaces are available for Rs 350,000 to Rs 1 million, he added.
The Lahore Safari Zoo management plans to sell 12 lions in the first week of August to raise funds.
Among the big cats for sale are three lion cats that can be sold to private housing agencies and pet owners for an additional fee.
Summer TV reported that the zoo management has decided to sell the animals to meet the rising cost of animal husbandry and other expenses in the zoo.
Lahore Safari Zoo is a huge facility unlike other zoos across the country. It covers more than 142 hectares and is home to a variety of wildlife. But his pride is 40 lion cubs. It is not only difficult to manage, but also very expensive.
As a result, the zoo management said it would regularly sell several lions and use the proceeds to cover its expenses, Summer TV reported.
Last year, 14 lions were sold to the public using the limited space of the Safari Zoo as an excuse.