Life of Pi by Yann Martel - The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)

Kathy's AngelNik Designs & Art Project Ideas: Tiger in The Jungle Inspired By Henri Rousseau

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[VIDEO SHOCK] Tigre Sbrana Ragazzo allo Zoo In India una tigre bianca sbrana un giovane operaio allo zoo di Nuova Delhi. Il ragazzo, forse per scattare una foto, è caduto nel recinto del felino. La polizia ha aperto un’inchiesta sulla vi #tigre #ragazzo #morte #video

Tigon This is the result of breeding between a male tiger and a female lion. The males have the mane of the lion, and usually weigh around 400 pounds, though a youngster born at a zoo in India is said to have weighed 800 pounds !

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Photo of the Day: At the Zoo in India | A group of elephants walk around at the zoo in Mysore, India on December 21, 2015. (Yair Aronshtam/Flickr)

saddest zoos in the world Mumbai Zoo in India is transforming itself into a taxidermy museum. Unable to replace animals that die in its cramped and dirty cages, the zoo decided it's better to stuff them and put them on display. The zoo's collection of more than 200 mammals, 500 birds and 45 reptiles are now basically running out the clock, waiting for their demise and a quick trip to the taxidermist.

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The Mysore zoo isn’t just some tourist destination. It even undertakes innovative measures to promote rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals. The zoo is currently home to ten elephants, and has more elephants than any other zoo in India.

Pangolin: these guys are so cool. Cute but wearing armour. There are 8 subspecies found in China, India, south-east Asia and Africa, and range from threatened to critically endangered. This is due to the demand for its meat and skin.

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Dholes (aka Asian wild dog) are a primitive canine species whose habitat is in Thailand, Russia, China, and India. With less than 2,500 in the wild, they are an endangered species:(

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