The central zoo authority has served a legal notice to the India’s only elephant rescue centre that is run by an NGO in Mathura.
The notice is on the questions of legality of the centre.
Under the Central Wild Life Act 1972, all zoos have to take prior permission from the CZA.
According to the notice served, NGO Wildlife SOS did not seek prior approval.
The notice was served after animal rights activists Naresh Kadyan and Gauri Maulekhi complained to the authority alleging violations.
The NGO also runs a centre for bears in Agra.>