Unlike many kids who would want their favorite toys or chocolates for their birthday, a 12-year-old boy decided to spend his birthday budget to adopt a tiger.
Chinmay Siddharth Shah, who is a class 7 student, adopted a Royal Bengal Tiger named “Sankalp” in Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad, Telangana, reports HT. He along with his father Siddharth Kantilal Shah handed over a cheque of Rs 25,000 to the zoo officials to adopt the tiger for 3 months.
Amid the pandemic, several zoos have suffered huge financial losses as people can’t visit the park. Due to this, the zoo authorities are finding it difficult to feed and look after the animals. However, if individuals come forward and sponsor the expenses of the animals for a certain period of time then it might help the zoos to sustain smoothly. Officials are hoping that celebrities, businessmen, and other people come forward and adopt the animals.
Also, on the same day as Chinmay, five other kids adopted nocturnal animals and small birds by presenting a cheque of Rs 5,000 each. Havisha Jain and Vihaan Atul Shah adopted nocturnal animals. And, their sisters Preksha, Priyal, Dhwani, and Bhakti Nagda adopted small birds as well.
Deputy Curator A.Nagamani thanked the children for showing love and affection towards the conservation of wildlife by adopting the animals in the zoo park, reports News18. In fact, she also appealed to the citizens to come forward and adopt the animals during these testing times.
A few days back, ‘Baahubali’ actor Prabhas had adopted 1,650 acres of Khazipally reserve forest land and also donated Rs. 2 crores to the forest officials for the development of an eco-park. Well, during such testing times, every little contribution counts. Kudos to the 12-year-old for his thoughtful gesture. He sure is an inspiration!