On the occasion of World Wildlife Day on 03rd March, various programs were organized at Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam. The day started with a guided bird walk, along with a nature walk exploring butterflies, floral, and faunal creatures at 6 am.
The morning event saw a very good participation and children as well as adults participated in the program, irrespective of age. Information about different types of birds found in the zoo campus was provided by Sri Vivek Rathod, WCTRE.
The birds were curiously watched by the participants and captured on their cameras. Curator Shri. Anant Shankar, IFS informed that the diversity of wildlife around us is vital for human survival and it is our responsibility to conserve them.
He said that such programs are being conducted to create awareness in the society regarding the wildlife as well as generate sensitivity among the masses. Curator said that all parents and teachers need to encourage young minds to participate in such activities and become more responsible citizens.
Participants of the wild walk program were provided special mementos and gifts. Later in the afternoon, the education team of IGZP explained to the students of the government high school, Thotagaruvu about wildlife diversity and the need for its conservation.
The food habits of wild animals were explained through a game called “Food Web Activity”. The school staff remarked that they are very happy that the education team from Visakhapatnam zoo came to the school to create awareness about wild animals.
Along with the Zoo education team, school staff and others participated in the program. IGZP appeals to all responsible citizens to come forward and participate in awareness activities.