50 zoo animals adopted by 30 citizens to mark centenary celebrations – Lucknow News
Zoo director R.Okay. Singh stated that Justice Vivek Chaudhary inaugurated the programme, whereas ‘zoo ambassador’ ADCP west, Chiranjeev Nath Sinha, was additionally current.
The ADCP stated that animals like giraffe, macau, panther, black bug, crocodile and vulture have been adopted. He stated that this is not going to solely create consciousness amongst individuals who love animals but in addition ease monetary administration of the zoo.
Despite going through a monetary crunch throughout Covid pandemic, the zoo acquired an encouraging response to its animal adoption programme launched with dozens of wildlife conservation fanatics getting on board and elevating greater than Rs 72 lakhs for the inmates.
The Lucknow zoo is holding celebrations of its centenary which falls on November 29.
To mark its centenary, the zoological backyard has already begun a collection of competitions for college youngsters.
Various competitions, together with ‘mobiliography’, nonetheless pictures, avenue performs, slogan writing, face portray, recitation, rangoli making, quiz, drawing, portray and debate shall be held each day from November 22-26.
A walkathon shall be organised to increase consciousness about safety and adoption of animals on November 28.
Another spotlight would be the arrival of six zebras of recent genes from Israel on November 25.
On the concluding day on November 29, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate the Centenary Pillar, launch a postage stamp and the centenary journal.
The Lucknow zoo was initially developed as a mango orchard within the 18th century by the then Nawab of Awadh, Nawab Nasiruddin Haider, earlier than being transformed into an animal shelter dwelling in 1921.
“Awadh Nawabs and zamindars contributed Rs 7.3 lakhs towards running and maintenance of the society. The area is spread over 29 hectares and still houses the first and the oldest cage brought in during 1925. Currently, the animals reside in 152 enclosures built on modern lines,” the zoo director added.