Feb. 12: Peta has asked the Central Zoo Authority to investigate the recent cases of breach of security at the zoo and take action against anybody found guilty.
Anuradha Sawhney, chief of the Indian chapter of Peta, wrote a letter to the member secretary of the Central Zoo Authority on Monday expressing her concern.
A man entering a bears enclosure, another being mauled by a tiger and the death of a full-grown rhino of suspected anthrax, are some of the instances that have rattled the zookeepers of late.
Peta has requested the CZA to re-examine the recognition of the zoo and withdraw the recognition if the zoo continues to function in this manner violating the National Zoo Policy and the Recognition of Zoo Rules.
Reacting to the Petas observations, divisional forest officer Narayan Mahanta said the CZA has been instructed to take the necessary steps.