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When it comes to big cats, it’s a problem of plenty in Thiruvananthapuram zoo. A leopard and a tiger trapped in Wayanad were just brought in in the last month. The zoo just can’t take anymore of them; it’s exhausted its capacity by a long way. For a medium sized zoo which can keep six tigers and six leopards, there are, at present, nine tigers including two white tigers and six leopards. But, by all appearances, there are more to come. While visitors will not complain, this influx is really not a good sign and is in fact a pointer to the increasing man-animal conflict in Kerala, due mainly to human interference and unregulated construction activities in forest areas and shrinking habitats. Cases of wild animals straying into human populations and being trapped by forest departmen...

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