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‘Generating love for wildlife only way to conserve it’


Indore : Continuing their series of events under ‘World Tiger Day’ on July 29, city zoo organised first quiz on ‘Indian Wildlife’ in Columbia Convent on Saturday.

Educating students about Indian wildlife through the quiz, volunteers talked to them about various animals that are rare and found in our country.

Further, volunteers spent the day quizzing students on various topics including scientific names, extinct animals and wildlife facts.

Enthusiastically participating in buzzer round, students had more exposure to wildlife. Sharing their experience, students talked about information gained from the audio-visuals.

Talking about the event, zoo education officer Nihar Parulekar said “Most students do not know a lot about Indian wildlife today and this is our effort to create interest and educate them.” He explained that rich wildlife of India is eroding due to negligence.

“We can avoid negligence only when we care about them and care cannot be forced upon people,” Parulekar said. He added that generating love for wildlife among students is the only way to conserve it.

What They Say…

It was most amazing and enthralling experience. The quiz master was brilliant and kept the crowd hooked up during the game. I enjoyed the show and especially the thrill in buzzer round. It is fun to learn about wildlife, especially when it is taught through fun activities and real-life experience – Chitra Koolwal, Student

It was an excellent initiative by Indore zoo. We would love to take part in such competition in future. I loved this competition as it was informative, interesting and educative. I knew some answers like bee hive, but it was tough to guess scientific names of animals with their specific traits. I want to learn more about them now – Gaurav Jain, Student