Mysore: Kumble spreads message of wildlife conservation

MYSORE: His love for animals doesn’t end at photographing and adopting them. Vice-chairman of State Wildlife Board and former Indian captain Anil Kumble is spreading the message of wildlife conservation.

Speaking at the valedictory function of Mysore Zoo Youth Club-2009 on Sunday, he called upon youths to have concern for animals and environment. And he was proud to adopt eight-day-old giraffe, Lakshmi’, at Rs 25,000 on the occasion.

The Youth Club had organized programmes to familiarise children with the life of animals. Richa, student of Sadvidya School, had this to say about her 23-week experience at the Youth Club. “Though I was reluctant, I joined the club due to my dad’s pressure. But now I realise its importance. Through this club I not only learnt many things about animals and birds, but I also improved my presentation skills.”

The club members were exposed to classroom lectures on biodiversity, ants, Himalayas, wildlife, reptiles, primates, insect vectors, forest and wildlife. They were held every Sunday. The club conducted activities throughout the year and 99 children who won various prizes received certificates and prizes.

From TOI

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