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Inside the Indian zoos

A one-horned rhino named Baghekhaity stands next to its 10-day-old calf at a zoo in Guwahati, in Assam, September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files

A one-horned rhino named Baghekhaity stands next to its 10-day-old calf at a zoo in Guwahati, in Assam, September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files

A one-horned rhino named Baghekhaity stands next to its 10-day-old calf at a zoo in Guwahati, in Assam, September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files
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Hippopotamuses cool off in a pond at a zoo on a hot day in New Delhi April 4, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

Hippopotamuses cool off in a pond at a zoo on a hot day in New Delhi April 4, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

Hippopotamuses cool off in a pond at a zoo on a hot day in New Delhi April 4, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files
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A lion yawns inside his enclosure at a zoo in Lucknow January 2, 2009. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files

A lion yawns inside his enclosure at a zoo in Lucknow January 2, 2009. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files

A lion yawns inside his enclosure at a zoo in Lucknow January 2, 2009. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files
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A peacock displays its plumage inside a zoo in Kolkata July 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

A peacock displays its plumage inside a zoo in Kolkata July 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files

A peacock displays its plumage inside a zoo in Kolkata July 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw/Files
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White tigers swim in a pond on a hot day at the zoological park in Hyderabad April 27, 2008. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files

White tigers swim in a pond on a hot day at the zoological park in Hyderabad April 27, 2008. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files

White tigers swim in a pond on a hot day at the zoological park in Hyderabad April 27, 2008. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files
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An Asiatic black bear plays inside its enclosure at a zoological park on the outskirts of Chandigarh February 9, 2008. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

An Asiatic black bear plays inside its enclosure at a zoological park on the outskirts of Chandigarh February 9, 2008. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

An Asiatic black bear plays inside its enclosure at a zoological park on the outskirts of Chandigarh February 9, 2008. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files
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A leopard is seen inside its enclosure at a zoological park in Jammu September 19, 2007. REUTERS/Amit Gupta/Files

A leopard is seen inside its enclosure at a zoological park in Jammu September 19, 2007. REUTERS/Amit Gupta/Files

A leopard is seen inside its enclosure at a zoological park in Jammu September 19, 2007. REUTERS/Amit Gupta/Files
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A chimpanzee rests in its enclosure at a zoological park in Lucknow August 17, 2007. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files

A chimpanzee rests in its enclosure at a zoological park in Lucknow August 17, 2007. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files

A chimpanzee rests in its enclosure at a zoological park in Lucknow August 17, 2007. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files
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A zoo official holds star-patterned tortoises at a zoological park in Hyderabad July 4, 2007. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files

A zoo official holds star-patterned tortoises at a zoological park in Hyderabad July 4, 2007. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files

A zoo official holds star-patterned tortoises at a zoological park in Hyderabad July 4, 2007. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files
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An Indian white tiger yawns inside its enclosure at a zoological park in Kolkata July 2, 2007. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal/Files

An Indian white tiger yawns inside its enclosure at a zoological park in Kolkata July 2, 2007. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal/Files

An Indian white tiger yawns inside its enclosure at a zoological park in Kolkata July 2, 2007. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal/Files
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A newborn one-horned rhinoceros stands next to its mother Baghekhati in a zoo in Guwahati, in Assam in this June 5, 2002 file photo. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files

A newborn one-horned rhinoceros stands next to its mother Baghekhati in a zoo in Guwahati, in Assam in this June 5, 2002 file photo. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files

A newborn one-horned rhinoceros stands next to its mother Baghekhati in a zoo in Guwahati, in Assam in this June 5, 2002 file photo. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files
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Macaws play inside their cage at a zoological park in New Delhi February 14, 2007. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

Macaws play inside their cage at a zoological park in New Delhi February 14, 2007. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

Macaws play inside their cage at a zoological park in New Delhi February 14, 2007. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files
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Painted storks play atop a tree at a zoo in New Delhi, September 14, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore/Files

Painted storks play atop a tree at a zoo in New Delhi, September 14, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore/Files

Painted storks play atop a tree at a zoo in New Delhi, September 14, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore/Files
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An elephant sprays water on himself at a zoo in Lucknow May 13, 2006. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files

An elephant sprays water on himself at a zoo in Lucknow May 13, 2006. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files

An elephant sprays water on himself at a zoo in Lucknow May 13, 2006. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files
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An adult tiger, with a tranquilizer dart on its body, walks inside the Assam State Zoological cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati January 30, 2010. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files

An adult tiger, with a tranquilizer dart on its body, walks inside the Assam State Zoological cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati January 30, 2010. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files

An adult tiger, with a tranquilizer dart on its body, walks inside the Assam State Zoological cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati January 30, 2010. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah/Files
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A royal Bengal tiger yawns in an enclosure in New Delhi zoo January 3, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore/Files

A royal Bengal tiger yawns in an enclosure in New Delhi zoo January 3, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore/Files

A royal Bengal tiger yawns in an enclosure in New Delhi zoo January 3, 2006. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore/Files
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Bonnet Macaques sit inside their enclosure on a winter evening in a New Delhi zoo December 15, 2005. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

Bonnet Macaques sit inside their enclosure on a winter evening in a New Delhi zoo December 15, 2005. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

Bonnet Macaques sit inside their enclosure on a winter evening in a New Delhi zoo December 15, 2005. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files
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A tortoise, the oldest habitant at the Alipore Zoological Gardens, is fed by a zoo keeper in Kolkata August 17, 2005. Reuters/Files

A tortoise, the oldest habitant at the Alipore Zoological Gardens, is fed by a zoo keeper in Kolkata August 17, 2005. Reuters/Files

A tortoise, the oldest habitant at the Alipore Zoological Gardens, is fed by a zoo keeper in Kolkata August 17, 2005. Reuters/Files
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An Indian rock python drinks water inside its enclosure in a zoo during a hot day in Lucknow. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files

An Indian rock python drinks water inside its enclosure in a zoo during a hot day in Lucknow. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files

An Indian rock python drinks water inside its enclosure in a zoo during a hot day in Lucknow. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files
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Pelicans swim in a pond in Delhi zoo October 13, 2004. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

Pelicans swim in a pond in Delhi zoo October 13, 2004. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

Pelicans swim in a pond in Delhi zoo October 13, 2004. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files
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An emu, grunts inside a zoo in New Delhi June 21, 2004. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

An emu, grunts inside a zoo in New Delhi June 21, 2004. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

An emu, grunts inside a zoo in New Delhi June 21, 2004. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files
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A baboon yawns in its compound in a zoo at the start of a warm day in New Delhi, March 17, 2003. Reuters/Files

A baboon yawns in its compound in a zoo at the start of a warm day in New Delhi, March 17, 2003. Reuters/Files

A baboon yawns in its compound in a zoo at the start of a warm day in New Delhi, March 17, 2003. Reuters/Files
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A newborn Baboon chases an apple inside its compound in New Delhi zoo,March 6, 2003. REUTERS/B. Mathur/Files

A newborn Baboon chases an apple inside its compound in New Delhi zoo,March 6, 2003. REUTERS/B. Mathur/Files

A newborn Baboon chases an apple inside its compound in New Delhi zoo,March 6, 2003. REUTERS/B. Mathur/Files
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A baby pangolin sits on the back of its mother at a zoo in Bhubaneshwar February 22, 2001. Reuters/Files

A baby pangolin sits on the back of its mother at a zoo in Bhubaneshwar February 22, 2001. Reuters/Files

A baby pangolin sits on the back of its mother at a zoo in Bhubaneshwar February 22, 2001. Reuters/Files
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Black Bears are seen in a zoo in New Delhi on December 14, 2000. Reuters/Files

Black Bears are seen in a zoo in New Delhi on December 14, 2000. Reuters/Files

Black Bears are seen in a zoo in New Delhi on December 14, 2000. Reuters/Files
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