World Elephant Day is celebrated at the famous Nanadankanananan Zoo here in Bhubaneswar on Friday.
Bhubaneswar: Nandankananan Zoo Park on Friday observes World Elephant Day and spreads awareness about the preservation and protection of jumbos in the state.
To commemorate the day, jumbos were fed sugarcane, banana, watermelon, and apple, among other fruits. Mahut of elephants was felicitated in the presence of deputy director Sanjit Kumar of the zoo.
Deputy director Sanjit Kumar said, “Be it offline or online, the zoo authorities are leaving no stone unturned to create awareness about elephant protection. Those who manage the zoo’s website and Facebook page are asked to create awareness about elephant protection among the visitors to the page. We have organized different events to make the day more special. In the morning we held a signature campaign and an on-site quiz about elephants.”
Meanwhile, Animal Welfare Foundation Trust launched a protest outside the office of the Chief Conservator of Forests on Friday criticizing the state government’s failure to protect elephants. Wearing an elephant mascot, they blamed the government for the death of elephants in Badamba, Athagarh, and Sambalpur. “At a time when elephant poachers are having a field day, the Forest Department is doing little for the protection of pachyderms. That is why Odisha remains the graveyard of elephants.” protesters demanded.
Elephant Day celebrations on 12.08.22 at Nandankanan
In the zoo
signature campaign, on spot quiz on Elephant, guided tour to school children on elephants,feeding enrichment to Elephants , fecilitation of mahouts,keepers talk
Drawing and slogan writing pic.twitter.com/gzjlPqfa5e
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