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Reuben David (19 September 1912[1] – 24 March 1989) was the founder of the Ahmedabad Zoo.[2][3] He was born into a Bene Israel Jewish family in Ahmedabad. He was a self-taught veterinarian. He was invited by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation in 1951 to create a zoo in the city.[4]

Reuben David was honored with the Padmashri in 1975 by the Government of India.[5]

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