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)

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)

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 !

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 !

[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

[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

The only specialized zoo in India and the largest high-altitude zoo in India, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (a.k.a. Darjeeling Zoo), specializes in breeding animals for alpine conditions, including Snow Leopards, Tibetan Wolves, Red Pandas, and Himalayan Newts. The zoo is also home to Blue Sheep, Blood Pheasants and Bhutan Grey Peacock Pheasants, Satyr Tragopans, and Himalayan Monals.

12 of the World's Most Unusual Zoos

The only specialized zoo in India and the largest high-altitude zoo in India, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (a.k.a. Darjeeling Zoo), specializes in breeding animals for alpine conditions, including Snow Leopards, Tibetan Wolves, Red Pandas, and Himalayan Newts. The zoo is also home to Blue Sheep, Blood Pheasants and Bhutan Grey Peacock Pheasants, Satyr Tragopans, and Himalayan Monals.

Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 400-hectare (990-acre) zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009. It also contains a botanical garden and part of it has been declared a sanctuary. Nandankanan, literally meaning The Garden of Heavens, is located near the capital city, Bhubaneswar, in the environs of the Chandaka forest.

Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 400-hectare (990-acre) zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009. It also contains a botanical garden and part of it has been declared a sanctuary. Nandankanan, literally meaning The Garden of Heavens, is located near the capital city, Bhubaneswar, in the environs of the Chandaka forest.

Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 400-hectare (990-acre) zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009. It also contains a botanical garden and part of it has been declared a sanctuary. Nandankanan, literally meaning The Garden of Heavens, is located near the capital city, Bhubaneswar, in the environs of the Chandaka forest.

Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 400-hectare (990-acre) zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009. It also contains a botanical garden and part of it has been declared a sanctuary. Nandankanan, literally meaning The Garden of Heavens, is located near the capital city, Bhubaneswar, in the environs of the Chandaka forest.

Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 400-hectare (990-acre) zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009. It also contains a botanical garden and part of it has been declared a sanctuary. Nandankanan, literally meaning The Garden of Heavens, is located near the capital city, Bhubaneswar, in the environs of the Chandaka forest.

Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 400-hectare (990-acre) zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009. It also contains a botanical garden and part of it has been declared a sanctuary. Nandankanan, literally meaning The Garden of Heavens, is located near the capital city, Bhubaneswar, in the environs of the Chandaka forest.

A zebra foal named Maalik stands next to its mother in their enclosure at the zoo in Hanover, Germany, on April 4.

A zebra foal named Maalik stands next to its mother in their enclosure at the zoo in Hanover, Germany, on April 4.

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.

6 of the saddest zoos in the world

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.

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:(

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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