Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park

Pune, Maharashtra
July 2005


  • The food that had been given to the animals, such as the porcupines, was exposed to the rain and sun.
  • The bears’ retiring cubicle was too small and did not provide privacy.
  • The leopard was kept alone and displayed stereotypical neurotic behaviour. There were no platforms for him to perch on.
  • The peacock enclosure was bare and cluttered with debris.
  • The stream running through the zoo was filled with trash.
  • One group of tigers was kept in small cages that were placed behind the white tiger enclosure. The two groups of tigers seemed agitated by each other’s presence.
  • There was inadequate mental and physical enrichment.
  • There is inadequate mental and physical enrichment.

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