#WorldWildlifeDay: adopt a wild animal, just like celebrities

The savages manage alone in nature, but what about those of us who are going to see the zoo? While zoos across the country go out of their way to keep the animals there, it is known that many of our celebrities also contribute financially. , and Sivakarthikeyan actors, Vijay Sethupati, Karthi Sivakumar have adopted white tigers at the Arignar Anna Zoo in Chennai. Closer to home, actor Darshan adopted an elephant and a tiger at Bannerghatta Zoo, while cricketer Anil Kumble had adopted a giraffe and an Asian lion in the Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

Interestingly, the maintenance of tigers and elephants costs higher in most zoos, while birds and reptiles often cost less. Regardless of the size of the donation, each small donation counts, share the zoo officials who urge each citizen to donate as much as possible.

This World Wildlife Day, we look at the type of animals that will be adopted in some of the largest zoos in the entire country, while zoo officials tell us how long it would take to adopt a wild animal, just like celebrities. .

Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bangalore

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This park located in Bangalore is home to a wide variety of animals. Adoption rates in the park start from Rs. 2,000 per year, this category mainly includes different types of birds and reptiles, and the highest cost is Rs. 1.75,000 per year for the Asian elephant and the African elephant. You can also adopt animals such as hippo, common ostrich, hybrid lion, Indian leopard, lazy bear, etc. Last year, citizens adopted more than 15 cobras, while some paid for the care of tigers and love birds.

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysuru

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One of the biggest tourist attractions of Mysuru, this zoo is home to a variety of species. The initial rates in this zoo are Rs.1,000 for different types of birds and reptiles. Here too, the highest cost is Rs.1,75,0000 for the Asian elephant and the African elephant. You can also choose to adopt other creatures such as the southern white rhinoceros, flamingo, cheetah, etc.

Alipore Zoological Gardens, Kolkata

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Animals put up for adoption at the Alipore Zoo in Kolkata, range from macaws to fishing cats, peacocks, jaguars, giraffes, antelopes, etc. The Bengal tiger and the Asian elephant cost more, approximately Rs. 2,000,000. Birds like emu, spotted pigeons or reptiles like python cost around Rs 25,000. Chimpanzees, rhinos and kangaroos are some of the other animals for adoption.

Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

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This extensive park in Hyderabad is home to many species and many citizens have introduced themselves and adopted animals such as jungle birds, rhinos, tigers, etc. The adoption of a big cat like the tiger, according to reports, costs around Rs.1,00,000 (maintenance for rhinos and hippos also cost the same). While caring for crocodiles or water monitor lizards, for example, it costs around Rs.20,000, annually. Giraffes and elephants, however, supposedly cost more at Rs.5,00,000 per year.

You can also adopt the landscaped garden areas in the zoo, such as the Central Fountain, the bear pit, the reptile area, etc., for Rs. 2,000,000 per year.

Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Punjab

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This park is popularly known as the Chhatbir Zoo. In 2018, it was reported that there were 56 adoptions of different types of deer and about 50 adoptions of snakes. Adopting an Indian lion or a Royal Bengal tiger here will cost around Rs.17.200 for a month, while caring for a partridge or parrot is Rs. 100 per month However, the monthly maintenance of an elephant, as in the case of other zoos, is more expensive at Rs.23,900 per month.

Tigers are the best options for celebrities

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Over the years, celebrities from the entertainment industry and the sports community have taken a step forward to adopt animals in different zoos in the country.

country. And tigers, by the way, are the most popular animals on their list of favorite animals to adopt.

- Compiled by Tanvi PS

* Details on animals for adoption, and the cost of their adoption have been compiled from publications shared on official websites, news articles and printed features and online pages, in recent years.

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