A tiger’s day out in Hyderabad zoo

G Naga Sridhar Hyderabad | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on August 22, 2015

HYDERABAD:ANDHRA PRADESH:01/03/2013:A tiger in the enclosure at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad on Friday relaxing near a water body on the zoo premises on Friday following sudden rise in temperatures. ------PHOTO:G_RAMAKRISHNA

The weekend crowds in the Nehru zoological Park here had a harrowing experience after a tiger jumped off its enclosure to freedom, in the zoo premises though, on Saturday.

According to zoo officials, the tiger gained temporary freedom while being shifted to another enclosure. Fortunately, it walked into a prohibited zone near the snake park even as the panic-stricken visitors ran helter-skelter.   

The police and zoo officials got the zoo evacuated on a war-footing and tranquilised the big cat which was on the prowl.

Even though none was injured, the fact that the tiger effortlessly jumped off a 10-feet moat has raised questions about the safety measures in the famous zoo spread over 380 acres.

Set up in 1963, this is the first zoo in the country to have animals arranged in zoological order in mostly open enclosures in near natural ambiance to make animals feel `at home’.

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Published on August 22, 2015
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