Alipore Zoo will not have to joust for space, Jumbos shifted to Jaldapara Zoo

elephantThe State Zoo Authority has decided to remodel the elephants’ enclosure in the zoo by increasing its area almost by double so that its two inhabitants Rani and Titi get a bigger space to prance around and take jumbo steps.  Titi, 3, and Rani, 6, arrived at Alipore from North Bengal in November last year, three adult elephants were shifted to Jaldapara in North Bengal. The regulatory body’s order that came in 2009 stated that elephants were too large for zoos and should not be restricted to enclosures where they could barely walk around.