KARACHI - After tireless efforts by the Community Development Department (CDD) of CDGK, four baby elephants from Tanzania will be arriving here on late Monday night through a special charter airplane and would be kept in Safari Park for quarantine period, informed sources told The Nation. The sources confirmed that after removing all the hurdles, the four baby elephants would be landed at Karachi airport at 11:30pm through a charter flight, hired by the exporter company Osaka traders, sources said. They added that the four baby elephants would be shifted to Safari Park soon after their arrival where a quarantine station has been established. After staying for at least 15 days at the quarantine station, they would be shifted into a big enclosure for elephants. The DO Safari Park, Raza Abbas Rizvi, said that all arrangements for housing the elephants in the quarantine station had been completed and the visitors of Safari Park would be able to see the four baby elephants in the quarantine station from the very first day in the park. The EDO of CDD, Rehana Saif, confirmed The Nation that all four elephants along with the wild life experts of Tanzania are reaching Karachi on Monday night. She said that a colourful and impressive inauguration ceremony would be held at the Safari Park after the quarantine period and City Nazim Mustafa Kamal would be the chief guest of the ceremony. Rehana said that earlier, the City government had arranged an interesting competition for naming these newly coming baby elephants among the children. She said that a committee would be formed soon to select and finalise the names of four elephants. Moreover, the winning children would be entitled to gifts and their pictures would be taken with the elephants. The chief executive of Osaka Traders, Irfan Ahmed, who is the importer of these elephants, when contacted said that two Tanzanian elephants handling experts were coming from Tanzania with the animals and would stay in the City for the quarantine period for 15 days. The same experts were also attached with the elephants in Tanzania. Ahmed said that the four baby elephants including a male and three females were 2-3 years old and had also successfully passed their quarantine period in Tanzania. Tanzanian wildlife department has declared these elephants fit to be handed over to the Karachi Zoological Garden and Safari Park, he said. It is pertinent to mention here that Tanzanian wildlife department had donated these elephants to CDGK on the condition that the expenditures of their transportation, quarantine station and export would be paid by the city government.