Last Saturday I went to Alipore Zoo in Kolkata one of the biggest zoos in India. Once upon a time it use to be a big tourist attraction in Kolkata, but when I proposed to some of my cousins about making a trip to the zoo, I was mocked at. The zoo is really in dilapidated state, and there are rumors that the building Mafia has vested interest in this being so, the zoo takes a large prime piece of real-state in the heart of city.
outside the zoo entrance there were signs that the animals should not be fed anything, initially I was also scrupulous about this. But inside after looking at the malnutritioned animals and seeing other people feeding them, I lost all my scruples. My highlight of the day was watching a beautiful parrot dexterously peeling a peanut with its claw and then eating the nuts.