Why just cats and dogs? You can own leopards, tigers and lions in Mumbai
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Why just cats and dogs? You can own leopards, tigers and lions in Mumbai

Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray and his younger brother Tejas adopted a five-year-old tiger and two rusty spotted cats in May 2014

mumbai Updated: May 17, 2017 00:18 IST
Badri Chatterjee
Badri Chatterjee
Hindustan Times

Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Monday adopted a seven-year-old male leopard at Sanjay Gandhi National Park’s (SGNP) leopard rescue centre.

This is how you can adopt wild animals at SGNP:

1. You can adopt one animal for a year

2. The amount paid towards adoption will be non-refundable

3. It has be paid in the form of a demand draft.

4. Even after adoption, the state will continue to own the animal

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5. The adopter’s name will be displayed outside the adoptee animal’s cage

6. After adoption, you can visit the animal once a week without additional fees

7. Even after adoption, you won’t have a say in animal’s diet, medicines, cages etc

8. You will get a certificate of adoption


AnimalHow many are at SGNPAnnual adoption fee (in ₹)


White Tiger






Rusty spotted cat

Spotted Deer32 20,000

Blue bull (Nilgai)

Barking Deer130,000

(Source: SGNP)

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First Published: May 16, 2017 12:23 IST