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Lahore Zoo welcomes 18 lions, leopards gifted from Dubai

LAHORE: The Lahore Zoo has received 18 tigers and leopards gifted by Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoom, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

In this regard, a special ceremony was organised on the arrival of the lions and leopards at the zoo, here today.

Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was chief guest at the ceremony. The cats worth Rs100 million have been gifted by Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoom for Lahore Zoo.

A total of 18 animals — three male and one female white tigers; four male and two female Bengal tigers; and four pairs of African lions — were sent. All the animals are aged between one to five years.

Buzdar inspected arrangements for the cages of newly arrived tigers and leopards.

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Talking to the media, he said that there were no differences among his party leaders and the entire team was united.

He said “we are serving people as a team in Punjab”. PTI leader Jahangir Tareen and Ghulam Sarwar Khan and provincial ministers Sardar Sibtain Khan and Syed Sumsam Bukhari and concerned authorities were also present.

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