KARACHI - The Community Development Department (CDD) of City government has decided to invite children between the age group of 5 to 12 years to suggest the names of four elephants which are likely to be brought in Karachi by the first week of June, The Nation has learnt. The CDGK have succeeded to arrange four baby elephants from Tanzania and presently they are passing their last days of quarantine period in Tanzanian city of Arusha. Out of four, three are female while one is male elephant, sources in the CDD said. EDO, CDD Rehana Saif, said that City government would invite children to suggest names of four elephants as these species were very much greeted by the children. She said that the winners of best four names of these elephants would be awarded with prizes and they will get the opportunity to have their pictures with the elephants in a splendid ceremony. She said that children would be informed either through advertisement or announcement made by CDGK, along with the procedure and final dates of sending the names to CDD in the forthcoming days. Rehana said the children should consider household names for the elephants as they are very attractive and easily spoken like the previous female elephant named Anarkali, who got fame and everybody knows her in the City. It may be noted that the only sole elephant Anarkali was died in Karachi Zoo in 2006, when she was 65 years old. Since then, there was no elephant in the Karachi Zoo and Safari park. It is interesting to note that former chief secretary Sindh Shakil Durrani visited the Karachi Zoo in 2007 to review the development work in the zoo. Interestingly, during his visit, children gathered around him and requested Durrani that there was no elephant in Karachi Zoo and some other important animals also. On the occasion, he directed for the arrangement of animals, especially elephant. The contractor of the elephants, Irfan Ahmed said that his team captured three female elephants and one male elephant and all of them were aged between 2 to 3 years. He said that quarantine period would be finished in next couple of days and the four elephants would be brought up in City during first week of June. Ahmed said that all four elephants were able to feed up themselves and initially they would be placed in Safari Park, where arrangements for their rehabilitation have been finalised. Karachi is the only city in Pakistan where four elephants will be available at a time, while two elephants are in Islamabad Zoo, and one is in Lahore zoo, he added.