given my mixed experiences with animal welfare in chenai – and for that matter, with human welfare in chennai (slums, traffic, etc.) – i set off for the local zoo with every expectation of continuing my sad animals series. imagine my surprise, then, to see that the arignar anna zoological park is a spacious, clean, cage-free facility of 1,488 acres, with broad walkways, ample numbers of trees and open spaces. the largest zoo in south Asia and one of the largest in the world, it has a about 170 species of animals including elephants, giraffes, zebras, various large cats, deer, waterfowl, reptiles, monkeys, and so on, nearly all of which have a good amount of space to roam around. all things considered, it’s not the least bit depressing.
in other words, there was nothing for me to do.
a white tiger at the arignar anna zoological park