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2009-11-14 06:30:00

Officials in India said Friday that all elephants residing in the nation's zoos and circuses will be relocated to game sanctuaries where they can roam more freely. Some 140 elephants in 26 zoos and 16 circuses throughout India will be moved, said B.K. Gupta, an officer at India's Central Zoo Authority. The order came after animal rights activists complained that the elephants were kept in captivity and often chained for extended periods of time, Gupta told the Associated Press. The elephants...

2005-07-02 10:21:59

By Krittivas Mukherjee CALCUTTA, India (Reuters) - India, under fire fromenvironmentalists for failing to protect its tiger population,will replace dozens of its old and crammed zoos with sprawlingnear-natural habitats, officials said on Saturday. They said animals will be kept in conditions as close tonature as possible. In many of India's 164 zoos, wild animalslive in small, dank and often stinking cages and enclosures. "We have already identified 40 zoos that need to bereplaced with...


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