Animal lover opens mini-zoo in Hyderabad

June 24th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Hyderabad, June 24 (ANI): A Hyderabad based animal lover has created a mini-zoo in his house, which has almost 16 breeds of dogs, horses, goats, pigeons, hens and cows.

All the animals are either gifts from K. Naveen’s friends abroad or are procured from the city, and some rescued from slaughter as well.

“I have liked animals since my childhood. I would refuse to eat if I did not see my dogs. Now I have almost 16 breeds of dogs, horses, goats, pigeons, hens and cows,” said Naveen.

Naveen’s zoo, which reminds of ‘Old MacDonald’s’ rhyme with many animals, is an interesting mix, with almost 32 imported dogs, 15 types of pigeons, cows of an indigenous variety, mice, goats and hens.

To take care of the animals, there are two veterinary doctors in the farm.

The expenses for the upkeep of the animals, all comes from Naveen’s own earnings.

But as the number of animals has increased, Naveen plans to shift his animals to another farm he has just bought outside the city.

The new farm spread on 11 acres will house more animals and Naveen hopes that better atmosphere and more space can be provided for his animals there. (ANI)

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