Language no barrier? This white tiger from Chennai only understands Tamil!
The Central Zoo Authority approved the exchange that is expected to increase footfall and revenue at the Udaipur park.
New Delhi: Who knew human language could also prove to be a barrier for animals? In this case, a big White Tiger!
The relocation of a white tiger from Chennai to Udaipur has zookeepers in a fix because the tiger doesn't seem to understand any other language other than Tamil!
According to a report in Hindustan Times, five-year-old Rama from Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Chennai is being moved to the Sajjangarh Biological Park as part of an exchange programme, but the language is causing a lot of problems, because the tiger will only listen to commands spoken in Tamil.
For the time being, Chellan, Rama's caretaker, will be accompanying him to his new abode in Udaipur, but the officials have stated that the only way to tackle the language issue is that either Rama the tiger must learn Mewari or the caretakers in Udaipur learn Tamil, as reported by The News Minute.
The Central Zoo Authority approved the exchange that is expected to increase footfall and revenue at the Udaipur park. Chief conservator of forests, Udaipur, Rahul Bhatnagar said, “We already have a female tigress, Damini, brought in from the Pune zoo last year. The presence of male tiger will help in improving the tiger population,” Scroll.in reported.