If you are offended by the idea of animals being kept in cages, then you should skip this post. As for the others – let me guide you through the Alipore Zoo in Kolkata.
Kolkata has the oldest formally stated Zoo in India. Like in most Zoo’s, it’s forbidden to feed and tease the animals so, naturally, there are guys selling nuts and seeds, just by the entrance. I thought that it may have just been my lucky day, but then I saw one of the guys’ photo on Wikipedia.
Once you’re in, a good idea is to start the excursion is by going right to the bird cages, because it’s likely that you’ll forget them if you would start with the animals you really want to see.
If you’re still not convinced to start the excursion from the bird cages, then you should know that it’s where you can find the open air enclosure of:
Then, it’s nice to go over all of classics that most Zoo’s have:
And if there would be one animal that I would recommend seeing, it would be the Gorrila. I don’t think I know a living person with this much ‘vibe’:
What you might not like about the Zoo are some of the cages. Take this monkey cage for example. It has three layers of protection and, of course, it makes it harder for people to throw food in, but it’s hard to even see the monkeys inside:
For me, the Zoo was worth visiting, because this was the second time I have ever been to a Zoo, but people who have very strong feelings about animals living in captivity should rather go to the nearby National Library, which I will also visit.