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Nandankanan offers for adoption of inmates

Sat, 22 Mar 2008 18:57:00
When you adopt an animal, or bird your contribution goes to the animals at the Nandankanan Zoological Park for care, feeding and for up gradation and enrichment of enclosure.
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Bhubaneswar, March 22 (Odisha.in ) Ever feel like bringing home an animal or bird you are charmed by when you visit the Nandankanan Zoo?

Now, you can bring one home in your heart when you contribute to the 'Adopt an Animal' programme. Your adopted animal or Bird will remain at the Nandankanan Zoo in the care of Zoo professionals and as a Zoo Parent; you will have the pride of knowing your gift helps to extend better care and welfare to the animal.

You will be pleased to know these wonderful animals will be here to stay for many years to come. Adopt-An-Animal is a great way to add a fascinating animal or bird species to your family! Your new "wild child" won't really be coming to live with you, though. Instead, you will become a foster parent of sorts.

When you adopt an animal, or bird your contribution goes to the animals at the Nandankanan Zoological Park for care, feeding and for up gradation and enrichment of enclosure.

The Adopt a Species program is launched to support the Zoo's world-class care and services for all inhabitants by providing quality food to meet their nutritional requirements, best medical care, up gradation and enrichments of the enclosure.

The Adopt-An-Animal program would benefits the animals directly with all proceeds going toward the care and feeding of the animals at the Nandankanan Zoo.

All the captive animals and Birds at the Nandankanan Zoo would be available for adoption. The Adopt-An-Animal Program would be an annual support program and all adoptions would be for a period of one year or multiple thereof. The animal adopted would remain at the Nandankanan Zoo, receiving proper care and housing.

Be a part of our mission: You may adopt our charming animals and bird species starting at Rupees 500 and up. For your generosity, you'll receive a "Thank You" in the form of a printable Adoption Certificate, plus exclusive incentives depending on your giving level.

Habitat loss, human encroachment and poaching are just some of the challenges facing endangered animals today. Your support would go a long way for wildlife conservation efforts and would help us provide exemplary care to many endangered species.

You can make a difference and your gesture would help to save a species from the brink of extinction. As an Adoptive Parent your contribution would help us to ensure a brighter future for these species.

The objective is not only to raise funds, but also to ensure participation of the individuals, corporate bodies and others in the management of the Zoo. Opening the adoption scheme to the public, corporate bodies and institutions would bring them closer to the zoo and heighten their love and passion for the captive animals and birds.  

By doing this, there will be some involvement of the communities and people towards the zoo. Therefore the Zoo would like to invite philanthropists, institutions and industrial houses and individuals to lend a helping hand by donating liberally to the zoo.

It is proposed to make available all the captive animals and Birds at the Nandankanan Zoo would for adoption. The adopter (Zoo Parent) would pay the amount fixed for each species he would like to adopt. All the adopted animals would remain in the care and custody of the  Zoo, and no ownership rights would be  conferred.

In case of the adopted animal is removed from the collection of the Zoo under exchange programme, the sponsorship will be applied to another animal for the rest of the year of the same species and the adopter would be duely informed. Some popular animals may be allowed concurrent adoptions.

It is proposed to open the animal adoption scheme to the;

    * Corporate bodies
    * Business houses
    * Institutions
    * Individuals(Indians,NRIs  and Foreigners)
    * Families
    * School ,Colleges and Universities  
    * Clubs
    * Animal lovers
    * NGOs

Animal adopters would receive

    * A customised  adoption certificate.
    * One free entry ticket (to admit maximum 5) for each animal adopted.
    * The adopters name would be displayed at the special board at the entry gate.
    * Special mention in the Annual Report of the Zoo.

How can you adopt

Please down load the adoption form from the zoo website( nandankanan.org) , choose the animal of your choice and mail it along with the A/C Payee, Cheque /Demand draft drawn in favour of Director Nandankanan payable at Bhubaneswar in the following addres.

Director, Nandankanan Zoological Park
Mayur Bhawan, Saheed Nagar

Tel : 0674-2547850(0)

 Fax: 0674-2547840

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