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Inside Pakistan's zoo-turned-wildlife rescue centre

Islamabad's Marghazar Zoo was closed in 2020 following controversy around its treatment of animals. Over the past four years, a team of conservationists have transformed the premises into a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre, the first of its kind in Pakistan. The Margalla Wildlife Rescue Centre has rescued close to 400 injured or trafficked wild animals - among them Baboo, an illegally owned Bengal tiger found in critical condition. 

The team faces significant financial and political roadblocks, but remains committed to supporting the welfare and conservation of wildlife in the area. 


The full version of this story was published on AlJazeera.

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