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Wed May 1, 2013, 08:11 PM

India Nandankanan Zoo Shut after Wild Tiger intrusion

Source: bbc

Authorities in India have closed a zoo to visitors after a male tiger from the wild entered the park.

Officials say the tiger is roaming around the enclosure of Sara, a tigress, indicating its urge to mate.

The big cat had caused panic in the zoo by roaming around in an adjacent safari park for the past few months.

A zoo official said they had opened the emergency gates to let the tiger enter the zoo and now its movement was being closely monitored with high-resolution cameras.

Wildlife officials are now debating whether to let the new tiger remain in the zoo or release it back into the wild after putting a radio collar on it.

"If the male tiger is retained in the zoo, it would widen the gene pool and infuse new blood into the tiger conservation and breeding programme at the park," said wildlife activist Subhendu Mallick.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-22363552



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marmar May 2013 #1

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Wed May 1, 2013, 08:17 PM

1. The zoo as a pickup joint. Who knew?

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