Veermata Jijabai Udyan
and zoo, Byculla, Mumbai, Observations
- People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals
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Rajkumar has been tied up for over 5 months now non stop.
1.1 He can barely
lift his foot although he is struggling to.
is a large, untreated abrasion on his left hind leg.
elephant was favoring her left hind leg.
She was trying not to step on it, and kept it lifted and
bent. She is very thin.
is supposed to be a dry moat for the elephants.
This moat needs a barrier as the elephants can fall in it.
retiring cubicle for the leopards with broken flooring, dirty walls
and rusted iron bars. Visitors
are able to look into this cubicle so
the leopard never gets any rest from the stress of the visitors.
bars are severely sharp and rusted in places, posing a threat to
both leopards and the visitors.
leopard enclosures are barren with no enrichment.
into his small den, the bear does not even move when crows
visitor was throwing garbage at the bear in his enclosure.
Nothing was done to stop him.
There is no
water in the deer enclosure, and it is strewn with rocks.
water level in the crocodile’s pond is so shallow that their
backs are always exposed to the sun and they can never submerge
to get away from the stress of the
crocodile enclosure was dirty, with debris floating in the water.
was rubbish in the crocodile’s water, including plastic and newspaper.
zookeeper drank water from the crocodile’s pond ….
5.4 ….. and
spat it back in.
6.1 This is
the food given to the hyenas.
They are nocturnal animals and should be fed at night and
allowed to sleep in the day.
was given in the afternoon.
hyena looks on while the crows eat his food.
There is a
hole in the black swan cage window that is big enough for
a visitor to reach his hand in.
enclosure is very small with no enrichment.
for the rhino is still totally barren.
9.1 The water
in the rhinoceros enclosure is dirty, stagnant and far too low.
is not enough water for the rhino to submerge himself.
visitor was giving gutka to the monkeys.
No zoo personnel intervened or stopped him.
monkey enclosure is filthy, and the ancient banana
peels show that it has not been cleaned for a long time.
langur is living alone.
water bird enclosure is barren.