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Ustad T24 the male tiger from Ranthambhore does not belong in a zoo

It’s been a year since the magnificent Bengal tiger Ustad – Urdu for ‘master’ – was punished and ‘incarcerated’ in Sajjangarh Zoo. Though forest officials claim he is in fine fettle, the mystery of the tiger’s complete isolation is baffling. Notwithstanding department staff, veterinary and some officials keeping watch through CCTV cameras, no one has set eyes on him since his relocation to a ‘non-display’ area even as voices for his release to a forest enclosure – as opposed to imprisonment in a zoo enclosure – have been rising in pitch.  read more by following the link below to The Wire.