To mark the celebration of Wildlife week,Chhatbir zoo in collaboration with ‘Cyclegiri’ organized an awareness campaign to support the eco-friendly activities. The cycle rally campaign is named as “Ride for the Wild”.
The Cyclothon was flagged off from Gurdwara Singh Shaheedan, Sohana traffic light point at 5.45 am and the cyclists reached zoo at 6:30 am. They also took a ride outside the zoo. This time special younger cyclists kids were involved in wildlife conservation theme based placards making competition. Many cyclists participated by hanging a wildlife theme placard on their cycles. More than 300 cyclists from all across the tricity participated in the Cyclothon to spread a message of wildlife conservation.
Kalpana.K IFS Field director Chhatbir zoo along with zoo staff organized a special interactive session at Chhatbir zoo to sensitize the cyclists of tricity towards the conservation of wildlife through zoo education officer,Sh.Harpal Singh. Younger and adult category wise winners were awarded for their unique wildlife conservation awareness placards.
The 2nd special event was a Zoo Keepers’ talk on bears which was conducted at the bear complex inside zoo for the visitors where visitors were informed about the behavioural patterns of the bears and their natural environment and their need.
Field Director Kalpana.K IFS stated that the past whole week were celebrated in the full swing to attend the visitors. The visitors also gave a tremendous and welcoming response towards all events.