Karima - Asian Indian Ele of Giza Zoo - RIP - died 3rd of July 2016
Light a candle for beloved Karima - sorry we did not do our best you deserved retirement after serving the zoo visitors for years - sorry Karima - you passed the rainbow bridge - to a better life in heaven
Egypt's oldest elephant 'Karimah' dies at age 51
Karimah was given to Egypt’s President Gamal Abdel-Nasser by Indian PM Jawaharlal Nehru in 1969
Fifty-one-year-old elephant Karimah passed away at the Giza Zoo on Tuesday, Ahram Arabic news website reported, citing sources within the agriculture ministry.
Karimah was the oldest and most popular elephant and a major attraction at Egypt's largest zoo.
Born in India in 1965, Karimah was given to Egypt’s President Gamal Abdel-Nasser by Indian PM Jawaharlal Nehru in 1969.
Asian elephants live for an average of 48 years in captivity.
Promises made to Karima and Naima which were not fulfilled - so so sorry so so sorry so so sorry
June 4, 2016 - Karima's weekly visit by volunteers conducting enrichment programs with me Dina Zulfikar of Revitalize the Giza Zoo after being granted permission from Central Zoos Director and Senior Vet - honored to have dedicated volunteers who care like Desiree Franziska Huth and Tamer Ez El Dine - last video of Karima 4th June 2016 https://www.facebook.com/desiree.huth.3/videos/1376491092377829/
Campaigns to unchain the elephants and conduct enrichment and proper substrates - we asked for retirement - since 2008 - very little was done, even though AWAR - REVITALIZE THE GIZA ZOO fb groups asked help of Dr Jane Goodall - Jane Goodall Institute and mandate was sent 2010 2011 2013, temporary placed enrichment then all removed
August 14, 2015 - some improvements again
After pressure - and visit of mandate of JGI - substrates were placed - but very shortly after this picture, all disappeared
February 26, 2013
Campaigns to unchain the lady Eles of Giza Zoo
this was posted Feb. 26, 2013
We have to thank the director of Giza Zoo for unchaining the African elephant of Giza Zoo, but yet, Asian remains chained only because, visitors are allowed inside the enclosure to feed, please we request retirement of those two elephants, lots of substrates, sand, let them practice normal behavior, let them bath with sand, visitors can watch from outside, and they would enjoy, because this is normal behavior of elephants, please... they Naima and Karima have served Giza Zoo for years, it is time to pay back -
May 29, 2013
After pressure, she has substrates, sand instead of concrete, however shortly after all was removed and began the trouble with Ex Central Zoos Director
This was posted May 29, 2013
Asian Ele of Giza Zoo - Indian elephant Karima, now enjoying substrates, no chain, many improvements.... thank you this is excellent news, excellent news, excellent news, if only we could also have foraging item in a bucket or barrel or hanged in a mesh... that would also be super.... thank you thank you thank you
After campaigns - substrates were placed, some improvements took place, but, very shortly after those pictures, draw back to point zero
this was posted in May 29, 2013
thank you thank you thank you thank you Dr. Mhmd Taher Maklad for this thank you to the management and staff (keepers of the Ele) , thank you Dr. Maha Saber - Senior Vet - thank you Dr. Fatma Tammam Central Zoos Director, - Asian Ele of Giza Zoo - Indian elephant Karima, now enjoying substrates, no chain, many improvements.... thank you this is excellent news, excellent news, excellent news, if only we could also have foraging item in a bucket or barrel or hanged in a mesh... that would also be super.... thank you thank you thank you