Everything that is wrong about “The Guindy National Park” in Chennai. I have been wanting to post about the sad state of the zoo ever since I visited the place two months ago. The bird’s wistful look through the bars somehow conveyed a sense of their freedom being snatched away. The aviary is too small for the birds to fly around freely. Imagine what it would be like to be locked up in the same room for all our life with strangers poking their heads every now and then. I would be really glad if the authorities provide a larger aviary.
Not only the birds, but other animals also face various degrees of neglect. I have never seen monkeys more dull anywhere. The poor animals were brooding amidst a pile of old fruit peals, dry fruits and other food. I wonder when was the last time the authorities cleaned up the cage.
Don’t you think these animals and birds actually deserve to ‘stretch their wings’ ?