A team of Doctors from Four Paws reached Karachi on Tuesday at the request of KMC (Karachi Metropolitan Corporation) for the treatment and surgery of ‘Noor Jehan’ Elephant.
Four Paws team landed in Pakistan with a dozen international experts led by Egyptian veterinarian Dr. Amir Khalil. The team also met with Karachi Administrator Dr Syed Saifur Rahman and the zoo management, according to a KMC press statement, to discuss certain arrangements required to run physical and radiological scans on the crippled elephant.
Marina Ivanova a member of the international team while talking to the media said, the elephant was supported by a crane to stand on her feet to examine her painful ankle, which would take at least two hours.
“A report will be prepared after checking the infection in the elephant’s toe,” Ivanova said adding, “X-ray and endoscopy of elephant’s foot will also be done.”
Four Paws team leader, Dr Amir Khalil said: ‘The elephant has been made to get up with the help of a crane and if it is allowed to lie down again on the ground, it will be impossible for us to stand her up again’.