ISLAMABAD: A Himalayan brownish bear that had actually been changed to a refuge in Jordan from Islamabad in 2014 has actually died of cancer.
“Islamabad Wildlife Management Board has some sad information to share. Suzie passed away after a valiant battle with cancer cells after her tumour returned however,” validated IWMB Chairperson Rina Saeed Khan.
In December in 2015, Suzie along with her male companion Bubloo had been shifted to a Four Paws bear refuge at Al Mawa in Jordan nearly 3 weeks after the nation’s only Eastern elephant Kaavan was relocated to a wildlife refuge in Cambodia.
Ms Khan claimed Al Mawa as well as Four Paws specialists were enthusiastic the brown bear would certainly recuperate after she was relocated to her new natural room and also provided the very best possible medical therapy. Yet her problem started to degrade.
“However, surgical procedure to eliminate the irritated tumours couldn’t conserve her and she breathed her last today. Veterinarians say Suzie had a cancer (malignant breast cancer cells) with metastases combined with kidney dysfunction. May Suzie rest in peace in bear heaven,” stated Ms Khan.
Suzie sustained experiencing the 18 years that she was alive, she said, describing that Himalayan brown bears can meet 35 years or more.
“Marketed right into bear baiting when Suzie was a cub, her miseries worsened after she was rescued and also brought to Islamabad zoo, a center known just for poor conditions where her life got back at tougher,” she stated.
At the Islamabad zoo, she endured bad diet, poorer healthcare in some of the most awful living conditions for animals.
After her cub passed away from ingesting glass from a busted container tossed into the enclosure by a visitor, her wellness remained to degrade from the tumour. For over a year, Suzie dealt with an open unhealed seven inches cut in her breast which the local veterinarians had actually stopped working to close up after performing a surgical procedure.
In the summer in 2014, the federal government sought help from the international pet welfare organisation, 4 Paws, to assist with the suffering pets. In August 2020, for the very first time in years, Suzie obtained the expert attention that pets in bondage should have – good food, appropriate health care and also handlers who also sang to her.
While no other bear sanctuary was ready to approve both brown bears following Islamabad High Court’s orders, 4 Paws shifted the bears to hundreds of square feet of open space in Jordan where she was anticipated to recover.
The Ministry of Environment Change hesitated to allow the pets go, stating it would certainly bring a bad name and no other country would ever give pets to Pakistan.
“The last two years of Suzie’s life were much better. While Suzie disappears, Bubloo is maintaining health. He got the dental treatment he desperately needed and also is succeeding,” said Ms Khan.